Many jurors said the disruption of their routines meant time away from their families.
So when they couldn't celebrate a birthday in person, jurors would call each
others' loved ones on their birthdays, singing to them as a group from the
deliberation room, Juror Rosemary Bennett, 73, of Aurora said.
Bennett even had her own birthday while serving jury duty.
"We became the singing jury," Bennett said with a smile. "I met some very, very
Time on the jury meant something else - weight gain.
Juror Jessica Hubinek of Carol Stream said her half-marathon training went out the window.
She didn't have time to swim. Fast food, jury room pastries and treats jurors themselves brought in to celebrate each others' birthdays led to a couple extra pounds over the two months.
Plus, during their 10 days of deliberations, the court sprung for lunch at Lou Malnati's, Corner Bakery or Panera.
"There was lots of food to be had. Carbs. I've probably gained 10 pounds," Juror Maya Moody said. "I just look forward to getting back to my regular routine."
#Blagojevich jury complaint: We gained weight
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