Obama's Next Task: Jury Duty

He'll be reporting in Cook County, Illinois, next month
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2017 8:30 AM CDT
Former President Barack Obama speaks at a rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov., Ralph Northam, in Richmond, Va., Oct. 19, 2017.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

(Newser) – Prospective jurors in Illinois' Cook County will see a very familiar face in their midst next month: Barack Obama received his own summons, and he plans to honor it. "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,” said Chief Judge Tim Evans, per the Chicago Tribune.

The particulars of when and where the former president will report aren't known, but Evans says proper security will be in place for the big day in November. The Obamas live in DC now, but they still maintain a home in Chicago, notes CNN. (George W. Bush didn't shirk his jury duties, either.)

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