Obama to be on jury
FORMER US president Barack Obama has been called for jury duty in Chicago.
Cook County Chief Judge Tim Evans told county commissioners during a budget hearing on Friday that Mr Obama, who owns homes in Washington DC and Chicago’s Kenwood neighbourhood, will serve in November. He is registered to vote in Chicago. Mr Evans said Mr Obama’s safety will be “uppermost in our minds” when he serves.
Jurors in Cook County are paid $17.20 (£13.10) for each day of service.