|Fayette County Recorder||Vandalia||Illinois 62471||11 miles|
|Marion County Court||Salem||Illinois 62881||14 miles|
|Bond County Circuit Clerk||Greenville||Illinois 62246||19 miles|
|Clinton County Circuit Court||Carlyle||Illinois 62231||20 miles|
|Clay County Circuit Court||Louisville||Illinois 62858||31 miles|
|Montgomery County Court||Hillsboro||Illinois 62049||33 miles|
|Jefferson County Court||Mount Vernon||Illinois 62864||35 miles|
|Washington County Court||Nashville||Illinois 62263||35 miles|
|Effingham County Probation||Effingham||Illinois 62401||37 miles|
|Shelby County Court||Shelbyville||Illinois 62565||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.