The billionaire financier and Republican candidate for governor served jury duty on Tuesday, hours before the University of Chicago and NBC Chicago candidate forum. (Published Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014)
Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 Updated at 11:10 AM CST
Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner is taking a break from campaigning to fulfill another responsibility: jury duty.
Rauner was summoned to jury duty Tuesday morning at Cook County's Richard J. Daley Center Courthouse.
"This is an important civid duty and I'm happy to do it," he said Tuesday morning.
The Winnetka businessman faces state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard and state Treasurer Dan Rutherford in the March 18 primary.
The four candidates are scheduled to debate Tuesday night at the University of Chicago.