Obama's presence in Chicago's downtown county courthouse prompted extra security measures that meant delays and snaking lines to get through the building's entrance screening. He also helped brighten the normally vanilla experience by cracking a few jokes.
Timothy Evans, the presiding judge of the Cook County chief judge, told county commissioners weeks ago that Obama would serve in November, but would not say when. The official, who is not authorized to speak about the former president's jury duty, spoke on condition of anonymity.
Obama owns a home in the Kenwood neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. In 2015, former President George W. Bush answered the jury duty call in Dallas. He also was not selected. Like Obama, Neither landed on a jury. In 2004, media titan Oprah Winfrey, who at the time produced her talk show out of the midwestern city, was a juror on a three-day murder trial ending in a conviction. Mr. T was not chosen to sit on a jury. A decade later, Lawrence Tureaud, better known as Mr. T, showed up to a suburban Chicago courthouse for jury duty, sporting his usual Mohawk, but without the gold chains for which he is known.
Fall Back: Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday
This will remain the status quo until March 11, 2018, when clocks will be readjusted once more , this time by "springing forward". Whether you're awake or asleep on Sunday Nov. 5 the clocks will hit 1:59 a.m. and then a minute later it will be 1 a.m. again.
Koenigsegg Agera RS takes fastest road auto record with 278mph
After all, the 277.9mph figure - which makes the Agera RS the world's fastest production vehicle - was an average of two runs. After making a joke of the Bugatti Chiron's record, Koenigsegg has chose to take on the just announced Hennessey Venom F5 .
Microsoft reveals Games with Gold titles for November 2017
When we come to the Xbox 360 , the line up of games consists of Nights into Dreams , a 2012 HD remake of a 1996 Sega Saturn game. As usual, you can play both Xbox 360 titles on your Xbox One , thanks to the console's backward-compatibility feature .
Trump Praised the North Koreans as "Great People"
The US president told reporters on Air Force One en route to Asia that North Korea would figure prominently in discussions. He said of the 300,000 people who could potentially die in the initial days, more than 100,000 could be Americans.
Japanese firm gives non-smokers extra six days holiday
The Japanese government is looking at a possible ban on all cigarettes in public areas in preparation for the 2020 Olympic Games. In Japan, while smoking is allowed in restaurants and bars without any designated smoking area, it is banned on the streets.