§ 70.99  PENALTY.
   (A)   Abandonment of vehicles.  Any person who violates or aids and abets in the violation of §§ 70.25 or 70.26 shall:
      (1)   Be fined not less than $25 or more than $100;
      (2)   Be required to pay for the costs of towing and storage of the vehicle; and/or
      (3)   Be required by the court to make a disposition on the abandoned vehicle or part thereof.
   (B)   General regulations.  Any person guilty of violating §§ 70.05 through 70.08 shall be fined not more than $500 for each violation. The offenses may be satisfied without a court appearance by a written guilty plea and payment of fines, penalties and costs in accordance with State Supreme Court Rule 529.
(1980 Code, § 70.12)
   (C)   Size and weight limitations.
      (1)   ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 15-111 or ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 3-401(d).
         (a)   Whenever any vehicle is operated in violation of the provisions of ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 15-111 or 625 ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 3-401(d), as enforced by this county, the owner or driver of such vehicle shall be deemed guilty of such violation and either the owner or the driver of such vehicle may be prosecuted for such violation. Any person charged with a violation of any of these provisions who pleads not guilty shall be present in court for the trial on the charge. Any person, firm or corporation convicted of any violation of ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 15-111, as enforced by this county, including, but not limited to, a maximum axle or gross limit specified on a regulatory sign posted in accordance with 625 ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 15-111(e) or (f), shall be fined according to the following schedule:
 
Gross Overweight (pounds)
Fine
Up to and including 2,000
$100
2,001 -2,500
$270
2,501 -3,000
$330
3,001 -3,500
$520
3,501 -4,000
$600
4,001 -4,500
$850
4,501-5,000
$950
5,001 or more
First 5,000 is $1,500 and $150 for each additional 500 pounds overweight or fraction
 
         (b)   In addition any person, firm or corporation convicted of four or more violations of ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 15-111 within any 12 month period shall be fined an additional amount of $5,000 for the fourth and each subsequent conviction within the 12 month period. Provided, however, that with regard to a firm or corporation, a fourth or subsequent conviction shall mean a fourth or subsequent conviction attributable to any one employee-driver.
      (2)   ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, §§ 15-102, 15-103 or 15-107.  Whenever any vehicle is operated in violation of the provisions of ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, §§ 15-102, 15-103 or 15-107, as enforced by the county, the owner or driver of the vehicle shall be deemed guilty of the violation and either may be prosecuted for the violation. Any person, firm or corporation convicted of any violation of ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, §§ 15-102, 15-103 or 15-107 shall be fined for the first or second conviction an amount equal to not less than $50 or more than $500, and for the third and subsequent convictions by the same person, firm or corporation within a period of one year after the date of the first offense, not less than $500 nor more than $1,000.
      (3)   Violations, sentence of permit moves. Whenever any vehicle is operated in violation of the provisions of a permit issued under the provisions of ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, §§ 15-301 through 15-319, as enforced by this county, by operating under a fraudulent permit or under a permit not specifically covering the move, the owner or driver of the vehicle shall be deemed guilty of a business offense and either the owner or the driver of the vehicle may be prosecuted for the violation.  When any person, firm or corporation is convicted of a violation, the permit shall be null and void and the person, firm or corporation shall be fined in an amount not less than $0.10 per pound for each pound the gross weight of the vehicle exceeds the gross weight of the vehicles allowable under ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 15-111. Penalties for violations of this section shall be in addition to any penalties imposed for violation of ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 15-301(j), as enforced by the county.
      (4)   Violations; sentence of permit moves exceeding axle weights.  Whenever any vehicle is operated in violation of the provisions of a permit issued under the provisions of ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, §§ 15-301 through 15-319, as enforced by the county, by operating with axle weights in excess of those authorized in the permit, the owner or driver of the vehicle shall be deemed guilty of a business offense and either the owner or the driver of the vehicle may be prosecuted for the violation.  Any person, firm or corporation convicted of a violation shall be fined in an amount not less than $0.02 nor more than $0.05 per pound for each pound of excess weight on the axle or tandem axle in excess of the weight authorized in the permit when the excess is 1,000 pounds or less; not less than $0.05 nor more than $0.10 per pound for each pound of excess weight when the excess exceeds 1,000 pounds and is 2,000 pounds or less; not less than $0.10 nor more than $0.15 per pound for each pound of excess weight when the excess exceeds 2,000 pounds and is 3,000 pounds or less; and not less than $0.15 nor more than $0.20 per pound for each pound of excess weight when the excess exceeds 3,000 pounds.  Penalties for violations of this section shall be in addition to any penalties imposed for violation of ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 15-301(j), as enforced by the county.
      (5)   Violations; sentence of permit moves exceeding gross weight. Whenever any vehicle is operated in violation of the provisions of a permit issued under the provisions of ILCS Ch. 625, §§ 15-301 through 15-319, as enforced by the county, by operating with the gross weight in excess of that authorized in the permit, the owner or driver of the vehicle shall be deemed guilty of a business offense and either the owner or the driver of the vehicle may be prosecuted for the violation.  Any person, firm or corporation convicted of the violation shall be fined in an amount not less than $0.02 nor more than $0.05 per pound for each pound of excess weight in excess of the gross weight authorized in the permit when the excess is 1,000 pounds or less; not less than $0.04 nor more than $0.07 per pound for each pound of excess weight when the excess exceeds 1,000 pounds and is 2,000 pounds or less; not less than $0.07 nor more than $0.10 per pound for each pound of excess weight when the excess exceeds 2,000 pounds and is 3,000 pounds or less; not less than $0.10 no more than $0.15 per pound for each pound of excess weight when the excess exceeds 3,000 pounds and is 4,000 pounds or less; not less than $0.15 nor more than $0.20 per pound for each pound of excess weight when the excess exceeds 4,000 ponds and is 5,000 pounds or less; and not less than $0.17 nor more than $0.25 per pound for each pound of excess weight when the excess exceeds 5,000 pounds.  Penalties for violations of this section shall be in addition to any penalties imposed for violation of ILCS Ch. 625, § 15-301(j)) as enforced by the county.
(1980 Code, § 70.12)
(Res. 90-29, adopted 2-15-1990; Res. 98-11, adopted 1-15-1998; Res. 01-531, adopted 12-20-2001; Res. 02-289, adopted 6-20-2002; Res. 08-200, adopted 5-15-2008; Ord. 18-47, passed 2-15-2018)