Jury Duty

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Rahm Showed For Jury Duty? Good For Him

Oh, what a nice days it’s been. Except for the damp and the grey outside, I had no reason today to be crabby, didn’t find a bad politician today to pick on.

CBS 2–02/05/2013

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel reports for jury duty at Daley Plaza. (CBS)

Rahm Emanuel Reports For Jury Duty, Tweets From Jury Pool Room

Even Chicago’s big boss doesn’t get out of jury duty–or at least reporting for jury duty.


Scott Enke, 33, leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on July 10, 2012, after he was fined $1,000 for leaving town in the middle of jury duty in March. He was also ordered to write an essay about showing up for jury duty and give a speech to the American Bar Association, at a symposium on jury service. (Credit: CBS)

Juror Avoids Jail After Leaving Town In Middle Of Trial

A medical supply salesman who left town in the middle of jury duty avoided going to jail when he was sentenced for contempt of court on Tuesday, but he must attend a legal symposium on the jury system as part of his punishment.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2012

Scales Of Justice

Jury Slacker Ordered To Carry Sign: ‘I Failed To Appear For Jury Duty’

A prospective juror in a fatal drunken driving crash case who left in the middle of jury selection has been ordered to stand in front of the Lake County Courthouse the next two Mondays with a sign that says, “I failed to appear for jury duty.”


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Cops Warn Of Jury Duty Scam In Kendall County

The Kendall County sheriff’s office is warning residents about a jury duty scam that tries to get personal information from residents.