CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel suffered a setback that many would be happy with: He was dismissed from jury duty.
On Tuesday morning, the mayor reported for jury duty at the Richard J. Daley Center. After waiting to be called and even taking in a movie called "How to Be a Juror," Emanuel was told his services were no longer required.
Emanuel spokeswoman Sarah Hamilton says the mayor and the others who were on the same juror panel were told they could go home because more than enough people had shown up for jury duty.
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Story by 89 WLS reporter Bill Cameron
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was dismissed from jury duty and left via a back door, avoiding reporters.
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Everyone has to do his civic duty — even the mayor of Chicago.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel reported for jury duty about 8:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Daley Center and checked in on the social media site Foursquare.
Cook County Judge Robert P. Bastone personally escorted the mayor to the 17th floor jury reporting room — using the judge's elevator, according to a law enforcement source.
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