Jen Sabella

Senior Editor @jensabella

Jen Sabella is a Senior Editor at Chicago.

Before joining the DNAinfo team, Jen was the Chicago Editor at The Huffington Post, where she helped build a loyal local audience by covering everything from “dibs” during snowstorms to a seemingly endless string of political downfalls. She also worked as a wire reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times, covering breaking news, crime and courts.

The South Side native attended Columbia College Chicago, where she learned to write the news at the Columbia Chronicle before scoring an internship at the now-defunct Venus Zine.

Jen moves a lot, but only around Chicago. She has called Mt. Greenwood, Uptown, Humboldt Park, Wicker Park and Logan Square home over the years. She currently lives in Andersonville with her girlfriend, Ali, and their two overweight (yet adorable) cats.

Fun fact: Jen is obsessed with karaoke, but has a pretty terrible singing voice. Fortunately, she has very good friends and family members who still hang out with her despite this.

Uptown & Andersonville »

October 14, 2014

Women and Children First Owners Ask For Help Funding Renovation

The store wants to add an event space and host private parties in an effort to stay alive.

Logan Square & Humboldt Park »

September 11, 2014

Which 'Classic' Riot Fest Album Are You? Take Our Quiz

Ten bands at Riot Fest will play their seminal albums in their entirety at the Humboldt Park  festival .

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

September 2, 2014

Clarke's Diner Faces Boycott After Turning Away Drag Performers

"Discrimination is not our policy in any way, shape or form," the diner's manager said.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

September 1, 2014

As Chicago Beach Season Ends, Swim in the Lake At Your Own Risk

While being in the sand is just fine during park hours, you could be fined for swimming.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

May 26, 2014

Spin Nightclub Closed: Beloved Boystown Gay Bar 'Officially' Shuttered

According to, a new bar will replace Spin in late June.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

February 5, 2014

Horse-Drawn Carriage Ban in Chicago? Alderman Calls Industry 'Obsolete'

PETA contacted Ald. Burke, which led to the alderman taking a stand on horse-drawn carriages, he said. 

Logan Square & Humboldt Park »

November 25, 2013

Holiday Shopping in Logan Square: Stuffed Mustaches, Beer Merch & More

Shopping in Logan Square, Avondale or Humboldt Park? We have some gift ideas for you.

Logan Square & Humboldt Park »

September 16, 2013

Riot Fest Day Three: Fans Brave Rain and Mud, and The Replacements Return

About 100,000 people attended Riot Fest over the weekend.