Former President Barack Obama reports for jury duty in Chicago

Aris Folley,

Former President Barack Obama arrived in Chicago, Illinois, on Wednesday morning for jury duty.

The 44th president departed from his home in the city's South Side and arrived at the Richard J. Daley Center downtown shortly after 10 a.m, the Associated Press reported.

See photos from Obama's jury duty visit:

Obama showed up wearing a sport coat and dress shirt -- no tie --  as he waved at onlookers on his way inside the courthouse.

Though Obama would likely be one of the most famous potential jurors in his county this year, he is in line to be paid the same $17.20 a day that everyone else receives for reporting for jury duty.

However, it remains unclear whether or not Obama was selected to sit on a jury or if he was forced to succumb to watching old videos explaining the ins-and-outs of jury duty like other would-be jurors.

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