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Obama was called for jury duty and he plans to go


Former President Barack Obama will be reporting for jury duty in Chicago next month.

Cook County Chief Judge Tim Evans announced Friday that Obama, who owns a home in Chicago and is also registered to vote there, will serve in November.

Evans told the Chicago Tribune they would make adjustments for Obama's safety and would not divulge the date or location of the courthouse where the former president would report.

“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,” Evans told the Tribune.

Obama will be joining a list of other high-profile people who have served in Cook County, including Oprah Winfrey and Mr. T.

He is also not the only former president to report for jury duty. Both George W. Bush and Bill Clinton showed up for jury selection as well.

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In Cook County, jurors are paid $17.20 a day.

The Associated Press Contributed to this report.

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