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Sarah Jindra helps Chicago drivers get to and from work everyday. She anchors the traffic reports for CLTV’s morning and afternoon shows and also fills in doing traffic on the WGN Morning Show from inside the studio and up in the Skycam 9 helicopter.

Sarah has been reporting traffic in Chicago since 2008. Prior to joining WGN/CLTV in August 2012, she was a traffic reporter for Chicago Public Radio and WMAQ-TV. Before getting into traffic reporting, Sarah was a general assignment news reporter for WCIA-TV in Champaign.

A native of the Chicago area, Sarah grew up in Westmont. She received a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and a M.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University.

In her spare time, Sarah posts “good news” stories on her website, INSPIREmeChicago. She also does voice over work and records audio books


Recent Articles
  • Semi rollover shuts down I-55 in suburban Channahon; driver taken off in helicopter

    Crews able to extricate driver from overturned semi…taking off in medical helicopter pic.twitter.com/xxkbdd02hP — Sarah Jindra (@SarahJindra) December 18, 2014 An overturned semi shut down much of I-55 near Bluff Road Wednesday night. I-55: All lanes now blocked both directions near Bluff Rd due to overturned semi. Medical helicopter planning to land. — Sarah Jindra (@SarahJindra) December 17, 2014 The northbound lane was blocked near Bluff Road as a medical helicopter landed to get the driver, who was still stuck inside. Southbound lanes […]

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    Aliens? Probably not, but Edgewater sand drawings still a mystery

    There’s a mystery in the Edgewater neighborhood: Someone has been drawing large “alien-like” images in the sand at Sheridan and Thorndale. People near the beach Friday poked fun at the idea of aliens making the images in the sand. They say they know it’s just a person. The real mystery, though, is they haven’t been able to figure out whom. Resident Mary Grzesik took photos from her balcony earlier in the week. On Monday morning she woke up and saw […]

  • Stylish Lines: Wearable maps big hit in Chicago fashion

    Are you still looking for a unique holiday gift? Well how about a wearable map. It may sound strange but it’s becoming a bigger trend. People are now putting maps on bags, phones, shirts and skirts. Places like Transit Tees in Chicago design and sell clothing highlighting Chicago maps.  They sell t-shirts with CTA rail lines, hoodies showing the rails in Illinois and even earrings highlighting Chicago’s streets. And if you want to get really discrete and detailed, the website […]

  • Chicago Firehouse restaurant looks to pick up pieces after large fire

    A two-alarm fire that was burning at a well-known South Loop restaurant was struck out earlier Wednesday. Now, neighbors hope the historic Chicago Firehouse restaurant can be restored after its roof collapsed following the blaze. The fire began at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the restaurant at 14th and Michigan. The restaurant is located in a turn-of-the-century building that formerly housed a Chicago fire station. A Chicago Fire Department spokesman says it started when roofers who were doing repairs “had […]

  • Wilson Red Line station revamp underway

    The construction of a new CTA Wilson Station is now underway in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Red Line’s Wilson station at Wilson and Broadway when completed will also be a stop for Purple Line trains. Currently there’s no purple line transfer between Howard and Belmont. The CTA president said this is one of the worst stations in the system with riders complaining about dirt, order and poor conditions.. The $203 million dollar project will increase lighting and 100 security cameras will […]

  • Work continues on Bloomingdale Trail as arches raised near Milwaukee Ave

    Chicago’s Bloomingdale Trail Project is moving along, and now there are massive arches to prove it. This weekend, crews installed 35-foot-tall arches on the Bloomingdale Trail bridge over Milwaukee Ave that drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists now pass under. The pier in the middle of the bridge is set to be removed soon to improve traffic flow and the arches will help support the bridge. It`s the next phase of the project which end result will be a nearly 3-mile trail […]

  • City council to consider mandating oil blend with 15% ethanol

    The Chicago city council will consider an ordinance mandating the blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent oil, or E-15, this week. The ordinance says any gas station that sells more than 850,000 gallons of gas a year and has the underground storage tanks necessary for E-15 would have one year to put E-15 in at every fueling station, in place of the mid grade fuel. It would be 53 percent of the 470 stations in Chicago. Click here to […]

  • 72-year-old woman dies in Northwest Side fire

    The body of an elderly woman was found inside a building following a fire on the 5200 block of West Melrose in Portage Park. The Chicago Fire Department said Tuesday afternoon the body was found in the living room area. An investigation is ongoing.

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    Uber’s prices surge during holidays; Customers react

    The ride share company Uber says it surges prices at high-demand times, such as holidays, or in bad weather. The company’s practice has helped earn Uber an ‘F’ from the Better Business Bureau, which cites that consumers don’t understand Uber’s pricing. In a surging area, riders see an alert on the application that warns them of the surge. It asks the customer to confirm and accept the higher fare. Currently, there’s no cap on how high the surge can go.  A Chicago ordinance says the city […]

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    Best and worst times to travel in Chicago area for Thanksgiving weekend

    Google combed through its data to determine the best and worst times to travel during the Thanksgiving holiday. The worst time to be on the road in Chicago is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. That’s when traffic is heaviest all week. Traffic on Thanksgiving Day itself, has historically been light in the Chicago area. Here are some added links and travel information to help you get where you need to be for this Thanksgiving holiday: Public […]

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