Sarah Jindra
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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
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    Weekend traffic alerts: Lollapalooza set up closures, Ohio Bridge work

    Here’s a look at some of the major construction projects and events that could slow your weekend commute: MAJOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS: Ohio Bridge Work Kennedy Express Lanes will be closed Saturday 7/26 from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. for work on the Ohio St bridge. CTA Blue Line Work No Service Logan Square to Western from 10 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday.  Bus shuttles in place. http://www.transitchicago.com/news_initiatives/projects/ynb_svc.aspx EVENTS: Lollapalooza Set Up Closures Aug 1-3 Set up closures already in […]

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    Woman killed after car hit by flying tire on expressway

    A woman was killed today on the Bishop Ford Freeway when her car was hit by a tire that fell off another vehicle. The woman’s identity is not yet being released, pending notification of her next of kin. She was driving northbound when the tire came flying across the median and right at her. The extensive damage to the victim’s white Nissan Versa makes clear there was likely no surviving the accident. State police say the Nissan was traveling northbound […]

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    Chicago drivers: Be aware of these closures, events this weekend

    From construction closures to festival closures to other events, there is a TON going on this weekend that will slow Chicagoans down on the roads. Here’s what you need to know: KENNEDY CLOSURE Friday 7/18, 10 p.m. to Monday 7/21, 5 a.m. Kennedy Express lanes will be closed this weekend for continued work on the Ohio Bridge Project. In addition, the left lane will be blocked on the OB Kennedy from Jackson to Ogden.  The ramp from Jackson to the OB Kennedy […]

  • 8 miles of US 30 to close for storm repairs

    Indiana drivers will be facing a big reroute during the morning rush on Thursday due to an 8 mile closure. US-30 will be shut down between US-41 and I-65 starting at 10 p.m. tonight as crews work to repair power lines and replace traffic signals damaged by Monday night’s storm. Here’s what you can expect: US-30 Blocked US-41 to I-65 US-41 traffic will get past US-30 north and south, but traffic will not be allowed to turn east onto US-30. […]

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    Kennedy construction project wraps up – ahead of schedule

    The old Ontario Bridge is gone and the Kennedy construction is completed ahead of schedule. The much anticipated, and much dreaded, demolition of the Ontario Bridge started last weekend. The inbound Kennedy was shut down from Chicago to Grand. Driver were sent on a detour to temporary pavement. To the surprise of drivers, the work finished early and crews were able to open the expressway about a full day earlier than expected. The work went so well that first weekend, that crews […]

  • One weekend down and Kennedy Construction ahead of schedule

    Second weekend of Kennedy closures begins tonight

    What’s left of the old Ontario Street Bridge will be torn down and removed this weekend. This time, the construction will effect the outbound side of the Kennedy Expressway. Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, the westbound Kennedy will be closed from Grand Avenue to Ogden Avenue. Beginning at Congress Parkway, WB I-90/94 will be reduced to two lanes. Diverted traffic will exit at EB Ohio Street to Orleans Street and loop back to WB I-90/94. The intersection at Orleans Street […]

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    Everything you need to know about Kennedy closures this weekend

    WGN Traffic Reporter Sarah Jindra breaks down the construction and closures expected this weekend on the Kennedy Expressway.

  • Kennedy Closures: Details and detours you need to know

    Traffic congestion on the Kennedy Expressway is about to get more complicated. The 55-year-old Ontario Bridge will be torn down and transportation officials say it’s going to be ugly even if a lot of drivers stay away from the construction zone. Businesses are concerned that a major artery into the city will be cut down into only two lanes. The lanes will be closed for three weekends beginning on Friday. Transportation officials and business owners are urging Kennedy travelers to […]

  • Major closures to impact Kennedy Expressway weekends in June

    Get ready for a traffic nightmare. Crews are planning to shut down the Kennedy near Ontario for three weekends in June for demolition of the Ontario bridge that runs over the Kennedy. The bridge removal will be done in three phases, the weekends of June 13-16, June 20-23 & June 27-30 (weather pending). The first weekend, the IB Kennedy will be shut down from Chicago Avenue to Grand Avenue with no access to the Express Lanes. The second weekend, closures […]

  • Thousands take part in Move for Kids

    Thousands of people made their way around Soldier Field Sunday for the 10th annual Move for the Kids charity 5k. The event raised money too support the Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital. 3500 runners helped bring in a grand total of $300,000 dollars at today’s race.   WGN’s Sarah Jindra has more.