Though it seems as if the jury has been out for awhile in the Tony Rezko trial, jurors really haven't had that much time together in the deliberation room.
Today is the eighth separate calendar day jurors have met. But not counting today's half day, they've deliberated just shy of five full days.
Here's the breakdown:
On the first day, May 13, they just chose a foreperson and left.
On two separate occasions, they cut talks short, at noon or 1 p.m.
On May 22, they concluded at 4 p.m. -- 30 minutes shy of the usual breaking time.
Today, they will talk 9:15-noon.
So before today, they've deliberated for four full days and two half days.