Wrigley Field, the Shedd Aquarium, and now its own official Foursquare city badge — yup, Chicago’s got it all.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Foursquare last week, just in time (coincidentally!) for the location-based service to release the “Windy City Badge.”
Foursquare users can earn the Windy City Badge by checking into five of 20 designated cultural and small business attractions, including the Jane Addams Hull-House, the Oriental Institute Museum and the Garfield Park Conservatory.
Kevin Hauswirth, the mayor’s director of social media, say Emanuel is “…using Foursquare to allow people to connect with the Mayor, and for the Mayor to connect with the city. I would not be surprised if you did see him checking in to a lunch chat with the police department about safety. It won’t just be big public official things, he’ll very actively allow people to keep up with him.”