6:58 am: Good morning everyone. I'm still home, but I will be leaving for court in about an hour. The question I'm sure everyone has this morning is, will the full panel show up today or will Fidler be choosing another alternate. I'll give you an update as soon as it's announced in the courtroom.
9:12 am: The PIO has just confirmed the jury will not be deliberating again until Monday morning!
10:05 am: I'm back home! I was in the 9th floor hallway with Linda from San Diego. While I was in the restroom she ran into Officer Williams who told her the jury wasn't deliberating today. She then immediately called the PIO department and got a confirmation and the information that the jury won't be back deliberating until Monday. I was on the phone with my co-blogger donchais at the time and I asked her to post the update at 9:12 am.
Since Linda from San Diego would have to wait until 3:25 pm for the first train she can take back home, I've brought her home with me to hang out and have lunch. I'll take her back to the Red Line this afternoon so she can catch her train home. I'm waiting for a callback from the PIO department for some questions I've asked them. Once I get the answers, I'll post them.
10:45 am: Not much else to do now, except speculate on when a verdict may be reached.
11:08 am: I just got an answer back from the PIO department to my questions. Since the bailiff came out of the jury room with a piece of paper in his hand I thought that "maybe" that would have the foreperson's identity on the paper. Unfortunately, it didn't. The PIO said that the message to the bailiff and the clerk about the sick juror were verbal. The official end time for deliberations yesterday was 11:32 am.
11:16 am: I almost forgot. The PIO stated that the court did not give any reason for the delay in deliberations until Monday.
Somehow, my entry where I contacted the PIO department got lost. The PIO department said that the foreperson has not yet been identified. The communication from the juror to the bailiff and the clerk was all verbal. I thought since I saw the bailiff with a piece of paper in his hand at 11:45 am, that there might have been a communication from the jury on paper. There obviously wasn't.
1:09 am: I'm sorry I messed up the poll! I'll fix it now. There have been several comments that someone has tried to leave, that indicate that they know who was chosen as foreperson. The PIO states that there is no "official" word yet on who the individual is. The PIO spoke directly to the bailiff in charge of the jurors. Until that juror is known officially, I will not publish these comments.