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Sarah-Jindra

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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    WGN’s Sarah Jindra shares tips for staying healthy during final months of pregnancy

    Of course, there are joys and excitement pregnant women can look forward to, but many mothers will tell you, there can also be unexpected and difficult aspects of carrying a child. WGN’s Sarah Jindra got some lessons on how to stay healthy and shares simple tips on how to make it through those last few months. Her and her husband welcomed their son Ty back in May. And for more information, log on to: http://ashleypettitliving.com

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    Ride the CTA? Here’s what to expect this summer

    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.  For Friday’s piece, she sits down with CTA President, Dorval Carter, to discuss what CTA commuters can expect.   Here’s a look at the major projects IDOT is working on:   Wilson Station Rehabilitation Project -Phase Two began in March and will continue through Fall 2016; however customer impacts have been and will continue to be […]

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    Summer Slowdown: Major Illinois Roadways set for major construction projects

    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.  The head of IDOT didn’t agree to an interview for the series.  However, IDOT’s head engineer and project manager sat down with us for Thursday’s piece to discuss what drivers can expect on the state’s roads. Here’s a look at the major projects IDOT is working on:   JANE BYRNE INTERCHANGE Work will continue on building […]

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    Summer Slowdown: What can Metra riders expect this summer?

    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.  She sat down with Metra’s Executive Director, Don Orseno.   STATION IMPROVEMENTS  Improvements are planned for 27 of Metra’s 241 stations this year, including the following stations along the Metra Electric Line: Calumet Station – A full, $5.5 million renovation of the station will include rebuilding the platforms, constructing a new elevator and replacing the stairs at […]

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    Summer Slowdowns: Chicago Department of Transportation

    CHICAGO — 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. In Tuesday’s piece, she sits down with CDOT Commissioner, Rebekah Scheinfeld.   MAJOR PROJECTS TO WATCH FOR:   DAMEN/ELSTON/FULLERTON RECONSTRUCTION -The project to reconstruction this intersection started in early 2015 and should be substantially complete by the end of 2016. -By August, CDOT expects to have one lane open of the newly aligned Elston […]

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    Summer Slowdowns: Illinois Tollway

    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. In Monday’s piece, she sits down with Greg Bedalov, Executive Director of the Illinois Tollway. TOLLWAY HIGHLIGHTS: -Tolling begins on the west end of the new I-390 on July 5th -I-90 construction project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.   MAJOR PROJECTS TO WATCH FOR:   I-90 Widening Project -In 2014, […]

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    Motorcyclists remind drivers to share the road

    CHICAGO — As the weather improves, more motorcyclists will hit the roads. Local motorcycle groups will be out this month for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, working to remind drivers to watch for them and share the road. Their message is simple: just pay attention while you’re driving. Put down your phone, listen, and watch for motorcyclists because they have a smaller footprint and less protection than a vehicle. Debra and Kevin Franzen lost their son, 23-year-old Timothy Jordan, in September. […]

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    Bear Down for fun at NFL Draft Town

    CHICAGO — Draft Town is open Chicago’s Grant Park and fans from across the country are here to celebrate their teams. Fans can also run the 40 yard dash, see the Vince Lombardi trophy and more. Fans are representing their teams with costumes, face paint and cheers. Draft Town is free and open until 10 p.m. Thursday night and Friday night and 10-6 on Saturday. Several street closures are in place.  Public transportation is the recommended option.

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    New Chicago taxi app program off to rough start

    CHICAGO — About three months in, some taxi drivers say they still have issues with the city’s new CHICABS taxi app program. WGN covered the program when the city first launched it in February. The goal was to help Chicago’s taxi industry get on a better playing field with the rideshare industry by creating an app so people could hail cabs with their smartphones. Three months later some drivers say they still haven’t heard about the mandate,or the CHICABS program. […]

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    New regulations could change ridesharing in Chicago as we know it

    CHICAGO — Rideshare companies in Chicago are fighting a proposed ordinance that would require drivers to get chauffeur’s licenses. They say if passed, it could end ride-sharing as we know it in Chicago. There are several types of licenses professional drivers in the city need and the proposed ordinance would require rideshare drivers to get one of these two licenses:  Either the taxi chauffeur’s license or the restricted chauffeur’s license. Taxi drivers are required to take a six day course and […]