|Carroll County Court||Mount Carroll||Illinois 61053||7 miles|
|Stephenson County Court||Freeport||Illinois 61032||17 miles|
|Whiteside County Circuit Clerk||Morrison||Illinois 61270||21 miles|
|Clinton District Court||Clinton||Iowa 52732||25 miles|
|Lee County Court||Dixon||Illinois 61021||25 miles|
|Ogle County Circuit Court||Oregon||Illinois 61061||26 miles|
|Green County Circuit Court||Monroe||Wisconsin 53566||36 miles|
|Jo Daviess County Court||Galena||Illinois 61036||37 miles|
|Rockford District Court||Rockford||Illinois 61101||39 miles|
|Winnebago County Court||Rockford||Illinois 61101||39 miles|
|Lafayette County Circuit Court||Darlington||Wisconsin 53530||43 miles|
|Maquoketa District Court||Maquoketa||Iowa 52060||43 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.