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Former President Barack Obama Causes Fan Frenzy As He Reports To $17.20-Per-Day Jury Duty In Chicago

Barack Obama still draws a crowd whenever he goes – even doing the most menial of tasks. 

The 44th President of The United States was summoned for jury service, Wednesday.

He arrived at a Chicago courthouse to perform his civic duty, as a crowd of people waved and took photos. 

The former leader of the free world arrived by six-vehicle motorcade amid tight security.

Former President Barack Obama Causes Fan Frenzy As He Reports To $17.20-Per-Day Jury Duty In Chicago

The father-of-two left his Chicago home in the Kenwood neighborhood at 9:30am.

He arrived at the courthouse a half hour later.

His motorcade was made up of four black SUVs, a Chicago police SUV, and an Illinois State Police SUV. 

Former President Barack Obama Causes Fan Frenzy As He Reports To $17.20-Per-Day Jury Duty In Chicago

The 56-year-old was the only juror to be accompanied by the Secret Service to the jury assembly room.

He was went up to the 17th floor via an elevator usually reserved for judges.  

Former President Barack Obama Causes Fan Frenzy As He Reports To $17.20-Per-Day Jury Duty In Chicago

When he arrived in the jury room, Obama made a point to greet the other citizens waiting to be selected for a trial.

He graciously shook hands and signed books. 

Former President Barack Obama Causes Fan Frenzy As He Reports To $17.20-Per-Day Jury Duty In Chicago

Eventually, Obama was placed on a jury panel, but when that panel wasn’t needed, he was allowed to go home.  

If he decides to remain registered in Chicago, his name won’t be called for at least another year. 

Former President Barack Obama Causes Fan Frenzy As He Reports To $17.20-Per-Day Jury Duty In Chicago

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

Before heading to court, Obama took time to tweet about Tuesday night’s high-profile state and mayoral election results.

‘This is what happens when the people vote,’ Obama wrote. ‘Every office in a democracy counts!’

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