|Schuyler County Court||Rushville||Illinois 62681||10 miles|
|Cass County Court||Virginia||Illinois 62691||15 miles|
|Mason County Court||Havana||Illinois 62644||20 miles|
|Fulton County Court||Lewistown||Illinois 61542||22 miles|
|Brown County Court||Mount Sterling||Illinois 62353||23 miles|
|McDonough County Court||Macomb||Illinois 61455||28 miles|
|Morgan County Court||Jacksonville||Illinois 62650||28 miles|
|Menard County Court||Petersburg||Illinois 62675||29 miles|
|Scott County Court||Winchester||Illinois 62694||35 miles|
|Pike County Court||Pittsfield||Illinois 62363||43 miles|
|Sangamon County Circuit Court||Springfield||Illinois 62701||45 miles|
|Hancock County Court||Carthage||Illinois 62321||45 miles|
Courts are government institutions that administer justice in criminal and civil matters. They're mediated by one or more judges, magistrates or justices who have been appointed or elected.
Courts rely on an adversarial system of justice, which is intended to resolve disputes with fair and impartial outcomes. Their primary purpose is to decide questions of law and determine facts. Attorneys for each side present arguments and introduce evidence to support their arguments.
In some court cases, the final judgment is handed down by a jury of citizens chosen through a selection process. In other cases, a judge makes the final ruling. Cases may be heard in criminal court, civil court, or appellate court.