|Jo Daviess County Court||Galena||Illinois 61036||27 miles|
|Clinton District Court||Clinton||Iowa 52732||29 miles|
|Dubuque District Court||Dubuque||Iowa 52001||30 miles|
|Tipton District Court||Tipton||Iowa 52772||31 miles|
|Anamosa District Court||Anamosa||Iowa 52205||32 miles|
|Carroll County Court||Mount Carroll||Illinois 61053||35 miles|
|Davenport District Court||Davenport||Iowa 52801||38 miles|
|Rock Island County Court||Rock Island||Illinois 61201||39 miles|
|Rock Island District Court||Rock Island||Illinois 61201||39 miles|
|Moline District Court||Moline||Illinois 61265||40 miles|
|East Moline District Court||East Moline||Illinois 61244||40 miles|
|Whiteside County Circuit Clerk||Morrison||Illinois 61270||40 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.