No one escapes the civic duty of reporting for jury duty in Chicago - not even Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, according to the Chicago Tribune newspaper.
On Tuesday at approximately 8:45 a.m., the Chicago mayor entered the court facilities at the Daley Center in downtown Chicago to respond to his call for jury duty. Two-and-a-half hours later, Emanuel was dismissed and headed back to his job as mayor of Chicago at nearby City Hall.
Getting a tad of special treatment during the call to duty,Cook County Judge Robert P. Bastone reportedly escorted Emanuel to the jury reporting room on the 17th floor of the facility. To avoid the fray, apparently, the judge and the mayor were elevated to the jury reporting room via the judge's elevator rather than the public-access elevator.