Sarah Jindra has been helping drivers get to and from work since 2008, when she first started reporting traffic in Chicago. Sarah joined the WGN/CLTV team in August 2012. She currently reports on transportation issues, traffic and breaking news for the WGN-TV Evening News from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. from the ground and Skycam9.

Prior to WGN/CLTV, Sarah 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.

Recent Articles
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    Here’s why drivers can’t get their emissions tested anywhere in Chicago

    CHICAGO — If your vehicle is more than four years old, you have to pass an emissions test before you can get your license plates renewed. It’s something many people describe as an annoying chore, but in the last three months it has become even harder for people living in Chicago because there are no more emissions testing facilities left in the entire city. The last two closed on Nov. 1. thanks to a new testing contract aimed at reducing costs and streamlining the […]

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    Amtrak seeks expansion but residents in north suburbs pushing back

    You know what you’re getting, if you buy a house right next to railroad tracks. But some suburban homeowners say a proposal to expand an Amtrak line that will increase train traffic is too much. Amtrak wants to enhance its route from Chicago to Milwaukee from seven round trips a day to 10 to accommodate increased ridership. In order to provide that additional service, several modifications would have to be made along the rails on the route. Amtrak is working […]

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    Going to Obama’s farewell address? Here’s what you need to know

    CHICAGO — Headed to President Obama’s farewell address at McCormick Place?  There are a few things you should know about getting there and parking there. Doors open at 5 p.m.  President Obama’s remarks are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Security is asking people to arrive early and be prepared for delays getting through “airport-like” security.  Also be prepared to walk the equivalent of a couple city blocks to get through the buildings to Lakeside Center. The White House says […]

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    Clipping finger nails? Talking loudly? Metra urges passengers to ‘Ride Nice’

    Metra is starting a new “Ride Nice” campaign and wants riders to vote on what bothers them most about their fellow passengers. Is it feet near your head?  People talking loudly on the telephone?  Easting food?  Metra wants to know what the focus should be. Riders can vote through the end of the month on Metra’s website.  Riders will start to see the new campaign pop up on trains this Spring.  

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    7 big road construction projects to watch out for in 2017

    Here’s a look at some of the big projects to watch for on the tolls and the expressways in 2017: 1. Jane Addams Widening project is done with four lanes available both directions between Elgin and O’Hare. In 2017, you’ll see work continue at the ramps from Roselle to WB I-90 and EB I-90 to Barrington. Later in the year, you’ll see smart road features alerting drivers of incidents ahead. 2. I-390 Work continues to extend I-390 from I-290 to […]

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    Extra patrols on hand to keep New Year`s weekend roads safe

    Police will be out in full force this weekend to keep the roads safe. The enforcement efforts come as the number of people killed in roadway crashes hits its highest since 2007. Added patrols and enforcement zones across the state will target what they call the “Fatal Four” violations; People not wearing seat belts, speeders, distracted drivers and drunk drivers. State police say alcohol remains one of the top contributing factors around the holidays and want drivers to plan ahead […]

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    New year, new rules on the roads and rails

    In 2017, commuters will see a slew of new fare hikes, fees and laws.  Here are some to watch out for:   METRA FARE HIKE Fare hike kicks in on February 1st.  One-Way rides will go up by $.25, 10-ride tickets will go up by $2.75 and monthly passes will increase $11.75. MORE INFORMATION AT METRA’S WEBSITE   TOLLWAY INCREASE TOLLS FOR TRUCKS/TRAILERS Tolls will increase starting January 1st for trucks and trailers.  In 2015, they saw a 40% increase, […]

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    South Shore community shows its pride through public portraits

    CHICAGO — A non-profit has teamed up with residents in the South Shore to bring art and pride to the community. Portraits now hang in the Metra Electric Line stations at 87th Street  and 93rd  Street. And more hang in the nearby the Germano Millgate Apartments. It is a project organized by the non-profit Archi-Treasures. Archi-Treasures has been working with residents at the Germano Millgate Apartments since 2009. Nearly 2,000 people call this subsidized housing complex home.  And recently, the nonprofit […]

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    Polar Express rolls through Chicago with Christmas magic on board

    CHICAGO — The Polar Express train is rolling through Chicago this holiday season. Based on the book and movie, the Polar Express lets its passengers feel a part of the magic. Part of Chicago’s Union Station has been transformed. Passengers are encouraged to wear their pajamas, just like in the story. Dancing and singing on board is also encouraged. Santa himself makes an appearance and reminds everyone to believe in the magic of Christmas. There are still tickets available for […]

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    Metra releases holiday schedule

    Metra has released its holiday schedule. Keep in mind there will be modified schedules the Thursday and Friday before Christmas and New Year’s. If you’re traveling with kids– remember they ride free starting this Saturday.  Metra is offering free rides to kids 11 and under, each adult will be allowed three free kids. And if you’re trying to make those New Year’s Eve plans. Here’s a look at when the last train is scheduled to leave downtown on each line. […]