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Obama heads to downtown Chicago for jury duty

Obama heads to downtown Chicago for jury duty”

Barack Obama returned to Chicago Wednesday to perform a civic duty.

Obama is the highest-ranking former public official to be called to jury duty in Chicago, and nearly certainly the only one who ever arrived with a Secret Service detail.

Cell phone video from a fellow juror shows a relaxed Obama signing in at the Richard J. Daley Center and then shaking hands with those seated around the jury pool waiting room. Palmer joked. Would-be jurors were excited by the prospect of serving alongside the former president. But Obama was ready to serve if told to do so, Evans said.

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He arrived at 10 a.m.in a motorcade and took a private elevator used by judges to the 17th-floor assembly room, where a crowd was gathering to see him, according to the Chicago Tribune. The official, who is not authorized to speak about the former president's jury duty, spoke on condition of anonymity.

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Obama, who now resides in Washington, D.C., has been active in various endeavors for his new Obama Foundation, and has also teamed with the other living former presidents in raising money for hurricane victims in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.

Like all prospective jurors, Obama earned US$17.20 ($24.70) for his day of service, which is actually pretty good considering he was only there two hours.

While the Obamas now live in Washington, the former president and first lady Michelle Obama maintain a home in Chicago, the city where he got his political start.

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