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Rahm Emanuel Dismissed From Jury Duty

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    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel showed up at the Daley Center Tuesday to report to jury duty. (Published Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013)

    Even Rahm Emanuel has to do his duty.

    The Chicago mayor reported for jury duty Tuesday morning at the Richard J. Daley Center, going through security like everyone else and shaking hands with several security officers along the way. He reportedly got an escort to the room where he was scheduled to report.

    Emanuel checked into Foursquare when he arrived around 8 a.m.: "Performing my civic duty for the American judicial system. #juryduty"

    His staff also sent out an Instagram photo of the mayor sitting at a table, waiting to be called.

    "Waiting patiently to be called into a jury panel," he wrote.

    The mayor ultimately was dismissed from jury duty, and he headed back to City Hall. He donated the $17.20 he made for the day back to the county.