|Union County Courthouse||Jonesboro||Illinois 62952||22 miles|
|Perry County Court||Pinckneyville||Illinois 62274||22 miles|
|Williamson County Court||Marion||Illinois 62959||22 miles|
|Sparta Municipal Court||Steeleville||Illinois 62288||24 miles|
|Franklin County Court||Benton||Illinois 62812||28 miles|
|Randolph County Court||Chester||Illinois 62233||29 miles|
|Perryville Circuit Court||Perryville||Missouri 63775||29 miles|
|Perryville Municipal Court||Perryville||Missouri 63775||29 miles|
|Jackson Municipal Court||Jackson||Missouri 63755||32 miles|
|Jackson Circuit Court||Jackson||Missouri 63755||32 miles|
|Johnson County Court||Vienna||Illinois 62995||34 miles|
|St. Mary Municipal Court||St. Mary||Missouri 63673||34 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.