|Jo Daviess County Court||Galena||Illinois 61036||13 miles|
|Dubuque District Court||Dubuque||Iowa 52001||14 miles|
|Lafayette County Circuit Court||Darlington||Wisconsin 53530||17 miles|
|Grant County Circuit Court||Lancaster||Wisconsin 53813||22 miles|
|Iowa County Circuit Court||Dodgeville||Wisconsin 53533||29 miles|
|Maquoketa District Court||Maquoketa||Iowa 52060||39 miles|
|Green County Circuit Court||Monroe||Wisconsin 53566||40 miles|
|Carroll County Court||Mount Carroll||Illinois 61053||42 miles|
|Stephenson County Court||Freeport||Illinois 61032||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.