Mayor Rahm Emanuel reported for jury duty at the Daley Center Tuesday morning.
Emanuel went through security like everyone else and greeted security officers along the way.
Emanuel reportedly watched a video called "How to be a Juror," before he was dismissed.
He joked about his brief call to duty.
"This morning I did my jury duty. I did not get called but I did get caught up on a lot of reading," he said.
Emanuel also noted his arrival at the Daley Center by checking in on the social media site foursquare and tweeted about it.
Mayor Emanuel tweeted out a picture of himself waiting with all the other potential jurors. @ChicagosMayor wrote, "Waiting patiently to be called into a jury panel."
Emanuel took a private elevator to the 17th floor jury room.