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Barack Obama called for jury duty in Chicago

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CHICAGO -- No one is above getting a jury summons, not even a former two-term U.S. president.

Barack Obama dutifully showed up at the Daley Center in downtown Chicago Wednesday morning, reporting for jury duty, according to WGN.

Security measures were ramped up and Obama used the Daley Center's rear entrance to avoid crowds and cameras.

Like all jurors in Cook County, Obama will collect a $17.20 paycheck for each day of service.

Obama isn't the first high-profile person to appear for jury duty in Chicago. In 2004, Oprah Winfrey was on a jury that convicted a man of murder.