|Perry County Court||Pinckneyville||Illinois 62274||11 miles|
|Washington County Court||Nashville||Illinois 62263||13 miles|
|Jefferson County Court||Mount Vernon||Illinois 62864||18 miles|
|Franklin County Court||Benton||Illinois 62812||22 miles|
|Clinton County Circuit Court||Carlyle||Illinois 62231||28 miles|
|Sparta Municipal Court||Steeleville||Illinois 62288||28 miles|
|Marion County Court||Salem||Illinois 62881||32 miles|
|Jackson County Court||Murphysboro||Illinois 62966||32 miles|
|Williamson County Court||Marion||Illinois 62959||37 miles|
|Hamilton County Court||McLeansboro||Illinois 62859||38 miles|
|Randolph County Court||Chester||Illinois 62233||40 miles|
|St Clair County Circuit Court||Belleville||Illinois 62220||46 miles|
|St. Mary Municipal Court||St. Mary||Missouri 63673||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.