|Sparta Municipal Court||Steeleville||Illinois 62288||8 miles|
|Randolph County Court||Chester||Illinois 62233||15 miles|
|Perry County Court||Pinckneyville||Illinois 62274||16 miles|
|Jackson County Court||Murphysboro||Illinois 62966||16 miles|
|St. Mary Municipal Court||St. Mary||Missouri 63673||22 miles|
|Perryville Circuit Court||Perryville||Missouri 63775||22 miles|
|Perryville Municipal Court||Perryville||Missouri 63775||22 miles|
|Ste. Genevieve Circuit Court||Ste. Genevieve||Missouri 63670||27 miles|
|Ste. Genevieve Municipal Court||Ste. Genevieve||Missouri 63670||27 miles|
|Washington County Court||Nashville||Illinois 62263||30 miles|
|Franklin County Court||Benton||Illinois 62812||35 miles|
|Union County Courthouse||Jonesboro||Illinois 62952||36 miles|
|Williamson County Court||Marion||Illinois 62959||37 miles|
|Jackson Municipal Court||Jackson||Missouri 63755||38 miles|
|Jackson Circuit Court||Jackson||Missouri 63755||38 miles|
|Monroe County Circuit Court||Waterloo||Illinois 62298||43 miles|
|Jefferson County Court||Mount Vernon||Illinois 62864||44 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.