Obama Summoned For Jury Duty In Illinois

President Obama was summoned for jury duty at the Bridgeview courthouse in suburban Chicago starting Monday. The summons had arrived at the Obama home on Chicago's South Side. An administration official tells the Associated Press that the president won't be able to make it.

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ARI SHAPIRO, host:

Good morning. Im Ari Shapiro.

Jury duty is a civic obligation, but lets be honest: Sometimes it comes at the worst possible time. Well, this morning, we can report to you that to escape jury duty, all you have to do is tell the court you're busy overseeing two wars and an economic crisis. President Obama was summoned to report to a Chicago-area courthouse for jury duty today. But theres just so much going on at work, a White House official tells the Associated Press, Mr. Obama's skipping out.

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