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Barack Obama called for jury duty in IL

Why, it's non other than Barack Obama.

However, Obama will be embracing his new life as an ordinary citizen to the fullest - and that includes being selected for jury duty in Cook County, Illinois, where Mr. T and Winfrey have also fulfilled their civic duties.

Cook County Chief Judge Tim Evans told county commissioners during a budget hearing on Friday that the former commander-in-chief, who owns homes in both Washington, DC, and Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood, will serve in November.

Obama is registered to vote in IL because he owns a property in Chicago. 'It's crucial that our society get the benefit of that kind of commitment'.

As you might have guessed, Obama isn't the first president to go to jury duty. Although not ultimately selected, he spent approximately three hours at the court and posed for photos with his fellow jury candidates.

This wouldn't be the first celebrity in an IL courthouse either. In 2004, legendary talk show host Oprah Winfrey was called to serve for a Chicago murder trial. Her experience as a juror was one of the saddest ones she has ever had, she later said.

Interestingly, Obama and the other jurors will be shown a decades-old video about the duties of being a member of the jury by a younger Lester Holt.

Oh yeah, check this out. Those who partake in jury service stand to earn up to $17.20 a day, a little less than the $400,000 per year the former president earned during his eight years in the White House.

As USA Today notes, until recently, Obama has mostly stayed out of the public eye since President Trump took office in January.

Many local US politicians have undertaken jury service as have celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, but Obama, a global figure, would likely be the most famous juror ever to serve in IL.



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