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
  • CTA service resumes after body found on tracks at Fullerton

    CHICAGO — CTA service has returned to normal after a body was found on the tracks south of Fullerton Tuesday morning. For over two hours, the CTA Brown, Red and Purple Lines were halted in both directions as police investigated. People flooded CTA stalls, trying to find alternate ways to get to work. Lyft and Uber prices surged, and one WGN viewer said there was a 90-minute wait for a cab. @cta is a mess this morning bc of the […]

  • Inside the Wienermobile as it hits the streets of Chicago

    CHICAGO — The Wienermobile hit streets of Chicago– and WGN went along for the ride. There are six Wienermobiles that travel around the country — driven by teams of two ‘Hot Doggers’. It’s a full time position. About 1500 people applied for and 12 were chosen. Traffic reporter Sarah Jindra met up with the team that’s in charge of driving around the Midwest region for the next year — two recent college grads, Sammi Maning and Haely Rohe. They gave […]

  • Want a WGN Morning News Super Fan Friday Flyover? Enter here!

    If you’re a WGN Morning News Super Fan and want SkyCam9 to fly over your neighborhood, you’re in the right place! The flyovers happen every Friday (weather permitting) at about 7:15 a.m. Please fill out the form below for a chance to get a  Friday Flyover. Traffic reporter Sarah Jindra will review the entries and be in touch!

  • Best viewing spots to watch 1st total solar eclipse in 38 years

    The total solar eclipse is just two weeks away!  On Monday, August 21, the moon will move in front of the sun and block it completely. According to NASA, this will be the first total eclipse visible in the continental U.S. in 38 years. From Chicago, you will be able to see a partial eclipse, but if you’re interested in watching the total eclipse, you’ll have to go to one of the spots in the path of totality — the […]

  • Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project: Why reaching the airport is proving a challenge

    The Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project is under way and WGN’s Sarah Jindra talked to the chairman of the Illinois Tollway Board, Bob Schillerstrom, about its progress. “All the interchanges to the west will be open by the end of this year,” Schillerstrom said. In 2015, work finished on I-390 between Lake Street and I-290, with tolling starting in July. Now, crews are finishing the road to Route 83. Tolling on this stretch is scheduled to start in October when […]

  • Chicago’s weekend events: Expect road delays

    CHICAGO — There’s lots of events happening this weekend that could slow you down on the roads. The Pride Parade kicks off at noon on Sunday near Montrose and Broadway, heads South down Halsted to Belmont, Broadway, and Diversy. There will be big crowds on buses and trains, so expect some delays. The CTA will operate longer and more frequent trains and added bus service in light of the events. Metra is also adding service. The 2017 NHL Draft at […]

  • Distracted Driving Week

    CHICAGO — The week of June 12 will be Distracted Driving Week on WGN Evening News at 5 p.m. WGN Traffic Reporter Sarah Jindra will talk to victims of distracted driving and those who are trying to stop it. Sarah will show viewers apps that keep themselves as well as teen drivers from engaging in distracted driving. We’ll follow along on a police sting to catch distracted drivers and spread awareness. And finally, we’re sharing stories of distracted driving victims […]

  • Millions of miles donated in Make-A-Wish miles drive

    CHICAGO — Thanks to your generous donations, kids across the state will see their wishes come true. Today, Chicago’s Very Own WGN teamed up with Make-A-Wish Illinois for a day-long airline miles drive to support the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions. Many courageous kids and families shared their stories during the miles drive at Gatx Corporation. Thanks to your donations, more than four million airline miles were brought in to help make wishes come true. This year, Make […]

  • Summer slowdowns: What to expect with Metra stations, tracks and road crossings

    This week, WGN’s Sarah Jindra is talking to the region’s top transportation officials about the slowdowns commuters can expect on the roads and rails this summer and beyond. In Friday’s piece, she sits down with Don Orseno, CEO of Metra. Here’s a look at the major projects to watch for: STATION IMPROVEMENTS Improvements are planned for 29 of Metra’s 241 stations this year, including five stations along the BNSF Line to Aurora. Workers will rebuild the stairs at the Harlem Avenue Station […]

  • West Suburban school builds free library memorial for two former students

    WESTMONT, Ill. — A west suburban elementary school is helping keep the memory of two former students alive. Students at Manning Elementary School raised money by selling little holly-gram greetings. Thanks to their fundraising and other donations, the school created an outdoor space with a bench and two little free libraries, all in memory of two former students. 1st grader Max Ledwon reads on the bench that is a memorial to his sister Lindsey. “Lindsey loved it here, so having […]