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 serves as the traffic reporter for WGN Morning News.

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
  • Want a WGN News Super Fan Friday Flyover? Here’s how

    If you’re a WGN News Super Fan and want SkyCam9 to fly over your neighborhood, you’re in the right place! The flyovers happen on occasional Fridays, usually in our 7 a.m. newscasts and/or our 4 p.m. newscasts, weather and news coverage permitting. Scroll down to see examples of other flyovers. Please fill out the form below for a chance to get a  Friday Flyover — make sure you’re in WGN-TV’s local viewing area. Traffic reporters Sarah Jindra or Amy Rutledge […]

  • 1 killed, 3 injured in I-55 crash on Cicero ramp

    CHICAGO — One person was killed and three others injured in a crash on the Stevenson Expressway. The one-vehicle accident happened just after midnight Tuesday on northbound I-55 at the Cicero Ave. ramp when an SUV hit a guard rail. The front passenger was ejected and pronounced dead on the scene. He has been identified as 22-year-old Christian Barrajas. Three other people in the vehicle were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with minor injuries. The ramp reopened to traffic around […]

  • Crash on LSD leads to cars on bike path, CTA bus

    CHICAGO — A crash on Lake Shore Drive Thursday morning resulted in cars on the bike path and a CTA bus in the grass. There was an accident at about 7 a.m. on southbound Lake Shore Drive just past 57th. SB LSD – All lanes blocked past 57th. Exit at 57th to avoid. pic.twitter.com/FkJU7GpNQu — Sarah Jindra (@SarahJindra) February 1, 2018 People driving southbound were diverted on to an access road called Science Drive, and but then the cars had […]

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    Metra fare hike starts today; agency considers changes to fare structure

    CHICAGO — Metra’s 2018 fare increase kicks off today. One-Way tickets will increase by $.25 across all zones; 10-Ride tickets will increase anywhere from $4.25-$7.75 depending on the zone; Monthly passes increase from $9-$12.50 depending on the zone; Weekend Passes increase from $8 to $10. Details on the increase: metrarail.com ​ Moving forward, Metra is considering making changes to its fare structure and the types of tickets it offers. It’s beginning a series of open houses tonight to obtain rider […]

  • Fatal crash investigation on EB I-80 just past I-355

    NEW LENOX, Ill. — Illinois State Police are investigating a fatal crash on eastbound Interstate 80 just past Interstate 355 in New Lenox Thursday. A stalled vehicle in a center lane was hit from behind, and the driver was ejected and killed. WGN traffic reporter Sarah Jindra says there are delays back to Gougar. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. EB 80 past 355- fatal crash investigation. Delays back to Gougar. @WGNMorningNews pic.twitter.com/SWpmxLYn5i — Sarah Jindra (@SarahJindra) […]

  • Normal service resumes after person struck, killed by CTA train

    CHICAGO — Normal CTA service has resumed after a person was struck and killed by a CTA train. The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. Friday near Bryn Mawr. Service on the Red Line and Purple Line has resumed with residual delays. Red Line trains continue to bypass Bryn Mawr. Normal Purple Line Express service is operating with residual delays following an earlier medical emergency on the tracks near Bryn Mawr. — cta (@cta) January 12, 2018 Normal service on the Red […]

  • Multiple injuries after crash involving senior care bus in Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK, Ill. — An accident involving a bus and SUV has been reported in northwest suburban Woodstock. The crash happened near Franklinville and Perkins around 8:30 a.m. Thursday and  involves a senior care bus. According to the McHenry County Sheriffs office, eight senior passengers were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries as a precaution. WOODSTOCK: Crash involving senior care bus and SUV near Franklinville and Perkins. Reports of 12 people injured. @WGNMorningNews — Sarah Jindra (@SarahJindra) January 11, 2018 […]

  • I-80/94 reopens after car hits pole, takes down power lines

    GARY, Ind. —  Traffic is moving again on Interstate 80/94 after a car plowed into a utility pole, which sent power lines crashing down across all lanes. All eastbound and westbound lanes were closed at Chase Street for more than four hours Wednesday. Close to 5,000 customers are currently without power in the Gary area. They may get their electricity back soon. No injuries have been reported. *Traffic Alert!* 🚨 I-80/94 @ Chase Street. All lanes east and west bound […]

  • This is why there is no Terminal 4 at O’Hare Airport

    CHICAGO — Have you ever noticed that there’s no Terminal 4 at O’Hare International Airport? WGN’s Sarah Jindra met up with David Woodcock, the airport’s international terminal airline representative, to find out. He says the airport’s old Terminal 4 is now the bus shuttle center across from the Hilton Hotel, attached to the short-term parking garage. But from 1985 to 1993, it operated as the temporary international terminal, or Terminal 4, as the city put plans in motion for the new […]

  • Uber driver spreads holiday cheer in minivan decked out with inspiring notes

    CHICAGO — An Uber driver is spreading the true spirit of the holiday season one rider at a time. In a minivan decorated with a Christmas tree, candy canes and even a screen playing classics like “Home Alone,” self-described “Uber Mom” Anita says she tries to make the season bright for riders. The single mother of three from Peoria is also spreading her positive outlook on life by inviting passengers to leave inspiring messages for others. “Sometimes I get people in […]