|Putnam County Court||Hennepin||Illinois 61327|
|Bureau County Court||Princeton||Illinois 61356||13 miles|
|Marshall County Court||Lacon||Illinois 61540||15 miles|
|La Salle County Court||Ottawa||Illinois 61350||27 miles|
|Stark County Court||Toulon||Illinois 61483||30 miles|
|Woodford County Court||Eureka||Illinois 61530||35 miles|
|Peoria County Court||Peoria||Illinois 61602||40 miles|
|Livingston County Court||Pontiac||Illinois 61764||43 miles|
|Lee County Court||Dixon||Illinois 61021||43 miles|
|Sandwich District Court||Sandwich||Illinois 60548||46 miles|
|Henry County Court||Cambridge||Illinois 61238||46 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.