|Fulton County Court||Lewistown||Illinois 61542||14 miles|
|McDonough County Court||Macomb||Illinois 61455||14 miles|
|Schuyler County Court||Rushville||Illinois 62681||18 miles|
|Mason County Court||Havana||Illinois 62644||20 miles|
|Cass County Court||Virginia||Illinois 62691||31 miles|
|Brown County Court||Mount Sterling||Illinois 62353||32 miles|
|Hancock County Court||Carthage||Illinois 62321||38 miles|
|Menard County Court||Petersburg||Illinois 62675||39 miles|
|Warren County Court||Monmouth||Illinois 61462||40 miles|
|Knox County Court||Galesburg||Illinois 61401||40 miles|
|Pekin District Court||Pekin||Illinois 61554||43 miles|
|Tazewell County Court||Pekin||Illinois 61554||43 miles|
|Morgan County Court||Jacksonville||Illinois 62650||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.