|Chicago District Court||Chicago||Illinois 60602||6 miles|
|Cook County Court||Chicago||Illinois 60602||6 miles|
|Whiting City Court||Whiting||Indiana 46394||10 miles|
|Bridgeview District Court||Bridgeview||Illinois 60455||11 miles|
|Maywood District Court||Maywood||Illinois 60153||13 miles|
|Lake County Superior Court II||Hammond||Indiana 46320||13 miles|
|East Chicago City Court||East Chicago||Indiana 46312||14 miles|
|Hammond City Court||Hammond||Indiana 46320||14 miles|
|Markham District Court||Markham||Illinois 60428||15 miles|
|Gary City Court||Gary||Indiana 46402||19 miles|
|Skokie District Court||Skokie||Illinois 60077||20 miles|
|Downers Grove District Court||Downers Grove||Illinois 60515||22 miles|
|Addison District Court||Addison||Illinois 60101||22 miles|
|Schererville Town Court||Schererville||Indiana 46375||23 miles|
|Lake Station City Court||Lake Station||Indiana 46405||24 miles|
|Hobart City Court||Hobart||Indiana 46342||26 miles|
|Glendale Heights District Court||Glendale Heights||Illinois 60139||26 miles|
|Bolingbrook District Court||Bolingbrook||Illinois 60440||26 miles|
|Merrillville Town Court||Merrillville||Indiana 46410||26 miles|
|Lake County Superior Court I||Crown Point||Indiana 46307||27 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.