Barack Obama shows up in Chicago for jury duty; not chosen

Posted: November 8, 2017 at 3:34 p.m.

Former President Barack Obama arrives for jury duty in the Daley Center on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Chicago. Obama is in line to be paid the same $17.20 a day that others receive for reporting for jury duty.

CHICAGO — Former President Barack Obama, free of a job that forced him to move to Washington for eight years, showed up to a downtown Chicago courthouse for jury duty on Wednesday morning. Then he heard the words most prospective jurors pray for: You're dismissed.

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