|Washington County Court||Nashville||Illinois 62263|
|Perry County Court||Pinckneyville||Illinois 62274||18 miles|
|Clinton County Circuit Court||Carlyle||Illinois 62231||19 miles|
|Jefferson County Court||Mount Vernon||Illinois 62864||26 miles|
|Sparta Municipal Court||Steeleville||Illinois 62288||27 miles|
|Marion County Court||Salem||Illinois 62881||31 miles|
|St Clair County Circuit Court||Belleville||Illinois 62220||34 miles|
|Franklin County Court||Benton||Illinois 62812||35 miles|
|Bond County Circuit Clerk||Greenville||Illinois 62246||38 miles|
|Randolph County Court||Chester||Illinois 62233||39 miles|
|Jackson County Court||Murphysboro||Illinois 62966||40 miles|
|Monroe County Circuit Court||Waterloo||Illinois 62298||41 miles|
|Ste. Genevieve Circuit Court||Ste. Genevieve||Missouri 63670||44 miles|
|Ste. Genevieve Municipal Court||Ste. Genevieve||Missouri 63670||44 miles|
|St. Mary Municipal Court||St. Mary||Missouri 63673||44 miles|
|Madison County Court||Edwardsville||Illinois 62025||45 miles|
|Fayette County Recorder||Vandalia||Illinois 62471||45 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.