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Oprah to report for jury duty on Monday

Winfrey to receive check for $17.20 if she's not selected
/ Source: The Associated Press

Oprah Winfrey was expected to make an appearance at the Cook County Criminal Court — for jury duty.

A spokeswoman for the talk-show host confirmed Friday that Winfrey would report Monday.

She is scheduled to appear along with some 300 other prospective jurors, Cook County sheriff’s office spokeswoman Sally Daly said Thursday.

Winfrey will not receive special treatment once she’s inside the courtroom but will be allowed to use an alternate entrance, Daly said.

“Obviously, due to her popularity and her status, there is the potential — if she would come in the front public way — to cause a commotion, confusion or a possible security issue,” the spokeswoman said.

If Winfrey isn’t picked for a jury by the end of the day, she’ll still receive a $17.20 check from the court, said jury supervisor Allen Klein.