|Stark County Court||Toulon||Illinois 61483||12 miles|
|Peoria County Court||Peoria||Illinois 61602||19 miles|
|Marshall County Court||Lacon||Illinois 61540||19 miles|
|Tazewell County Court||Pekin||Illinois 61554||26 miles|
|Pekin District Court||Pekin||Illinois 61554||26 miles|
|Woodford County Court||Eureka||Illinois 61530||29 miles|
|Putnam County Court||Hennepin||Illinois 61327||31 miles|
|Knox County Court||Galesburg||Illinois 61401||32 miles|
|Bureau County Court||Princeton||Illinois 61356||33 miles|
|Henry County Court||Cambridge||Illinois 61238||34 miles|
|Fulton County Court||Lewistown||Illinois 61542||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.