|Markham District Court||Markham||Illinois 60428||6 miles|
|Lake County Superior Court II||Hammond||Indiana 46320||8 miles|
|Whiting City Court||Whiting||Indiana 46394||9 miles|
|Hammond City Court||Hammond||Indiana 46320||9 miles|
|Bridgeview District Court||Bridgeview||Illinois 60455||10 miles|
|East Chicago City Court||East Chicago||Indiana 46312||11 miles|
|Chicago District Court||Chicago||Illinois 60602||15 miles|
|Cook County Court||Chicago||Illinois 60602||15 miles|
|Schererville Town Court||Schererville||Indiana 46375||16 miles|
|Gary City Court||Gary||Indiana 46402||17 miles|
|Maywood District Court||Maywood||Illinois 60153||17 miles|
|Monee District Court||Monee||Illinois 60449||17 miles|
|Frankfort District Court||Frankfort||Illinois 60423||18 miles|
|Merrillville Town Court||Merrillville||Indiana 46410||21 miles|
|Downers Grove District Court||Downers Grove||Illinois 60515||21 miles|
|Lake Circuit Court||Crown Point||Indiana 46307||21 miles|
|Lake County Superior Court I||Crown Point||Indiana 46307||21 miles|
|Lake County Superior Court III||Crown Point||Indiana 46307||21 miles|
|Lockport District Court||Lockport||Illinois 60441||21 miles|
|Bolingbrook District Court||Bolingbrook||Illinois 60440||22 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.