|Ford County Circuit Court||Paxton||Illinois 60957||23 miles|
|Livingston County Court||Pontiac||Illinois 61764||23 miles|
|McLean County Court||Bloomington||Illinois 61701||26 miles|
|Champaign County Court||Urbana||Illinois 61801||35 miles|
|De Witt County Court||Clinton||Illinois 61727||36 miles|
|Piatt County Court||Monticello||Illinois 61856||37 miles|
|Woodford County Court||Eureka||Illinois 61530||41 miles|
|Iroquois County Court||Watseka||Illinois 60970||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.