|Bureau County Court||Princeton||Illinois 61356|
|Putnam County Court||Hennepin||Illinois 61327||11 miles|
|Marshall County Court||Lacon||Illinois 61540||26 miles|
|Stark County Court||Toulon||Illinois 61483||31 miles|
|Lee County Court||Dixon||Illinois 61021||31 miles|
|La Salle County Court||Ottawa||Illinois 61350||31 miles|
|Whiteside County Circuit Clerk||Morrison||Illinois 61270||40 miles|
|Henry County Court||Cambridge||Illinois 61238||40 miles|
|Ogle County Circuit Court||Oregon||Illinois 61061||43 miles|
|Sandwich District Court||Sandwich||Illinois 60548||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.