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Former President Barack Obama called for jury duty in Cook County, plans to serve

FILE - In this June 30, 2017, file photo, former U.S. President Barack Obama waves to reporters at the Bogor Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia. (AP)

Former President Barack Obama was called for jury duty and said he plans to serve, according to Cook County officials.

Chief Judge Timothy Evans talked about Obama being called for jury duty Friday during a public county meeting.

Obama, who owns a home in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood, will serve in November.

Sources said Evans was discussing the importance of showing up for jury duty when he revealed that Obama has been called.

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