|Brown County Court||Mount Sterling||Illinois 62353||14 miles|
|Cass County Court||Virginia||Illinois 62691||22 miles|
|McDonough County Court||Macomb||Illinois 61455||24 miles|
|Fulton County Court||Lewistown||Illinois 61542||29 miles|
|Mason County Court||Havana||Illinois 62644||29 miles|
|Morgan County Court||Jacksonville||Illinois 62650||32 miles|
|Scott County Court||Winchester||Illinois 62694||34 miles|
|Hancock County Court||Carthage||Illinois 62321||36 miles|
|Pike County Court||Pittsfield||Illinois 62363||38 miles|
|Menard County Court||Petersburg||Illinois 62675||39 miles|
|Adams County Court||Quincy||Illinois 62301||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.