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.

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.

Logan Square & Humboldt Park »

September 15, 2013

Riot Fest Day Two Recap: Big Crowds, Wild Blink 182 Fans & More

The Humboldt Park festival's third day is expected to be rainy, so attendees may want to bring a poncho.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

September 2, 2013

'Persons of Interest' Questioned in Drake School iPad Thefts, Police Say

Some of the equipment has been recovered, a CPS spokeswoman said.

Pullman & Roseland »

September 2, 2013

Man Killed in Possible Drug-Related West Pullman Shooting

The man was shot previously in his West Pullman home, but this time he did not survive, cops said.

Chicago »

September 1, 2013

Chicago Crime Down in August, But Top Cop Renews Call For Tougher Gun Laws

Police took more than 680 illegal guns off the street in August, cops said Sunday.