Obama Called for Jury Duty in Chicago

Former President Barack Obama has been called for service on a Chicago jury, as a judge from Cook County, Illinois, told county commissioners on Friday that Obama to appear in court next month, The Hill reports.

“He made it crystal-clear to me through his representative that he would carry out his public duty as a citizen and resident of this community,” Chief Judge Tim Evans said, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Evans added that adjustments would be made to accommodate Obama’s security detail, but he could not say the date or courthouse location where the former president is expected to report.

“Obviously we will make certain that he has all the accouterments that accompany a former president. His safety will be uppermost in our minds.” Evans said.

While Obama would likely be the highest-profile person ever to appear for jury duty in Cook County, other famous people, including Oprah Winfrey and Mr. T, have served, as have politicians including governors and mayors, the Chicago Tribune adds.

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