|Bond County Circuit Clerk||Greenville||Illinois 62246|
|Fayette County Recorder||Vandalia||Illinois 62471||18 miles|
|Montgomery County Court||Hillsboro||Illinois 62049||19 miles|
|Clinton County Circuit Court||Carlyle||Illinois 62231||20 miles|
|Madison County Court||Edwardsville||Illinois 62025||29 miles|
|Marion County Court||Salem||Illinois 62881||32 miles|
|Macoupin County Court||Carlinville||Illinois 62626||36 miles|
|Washington County Court||Nashville||Illinois 62263||38 miles|
|St Clair County Circuit Court||Belleville||Illinois 62220||40 miles|
|Riverview Municipal Court||St. Louis||Missouri 63137||44 miles|
|Bellefontaine Neighbors Municipal Court||St. Louis||Missouri 63137||44 miles|
|Moline Acres Municipal Court||St. Louis||Missouri 63136||45 miles|
|Black Jack Municipal Court||Florissant||Missouri 63033||45 miles|
|St. Louis Municipal Court||St. Louis||Missouri 63103||46 miles|
|Christian County Circuit Court||Taylorville||Illinois 62568||46 miles|
|Flordell Hills Municipal Court||St. Louis||Missouri 63136||47 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.