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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    Complex bridge lift allows boats to be stored for the winter in Chicago

  • Indiana murders spotlight Gary’s problem with abandoned houses

    Several bodies linked to possible serial killer Darren Vann were found inside abandoned buildings throughout the city of Gary. Police went through at least 90 more abandoned buildings searching for any criminal activity and marking them for demolition. It’s a big task considering there are about 10,000 abandoned buildings in the city. The city has received nearly $9 million dollars in federal money to help with blight removal. Because of the Vann case, Gary officials created a new task force […]

  • Obama wraps up trip to Chicago with early voting, fundraiser

    President Obama continued his trip home in Chicago with a $10,000 dollar-a-head fundraiser in Lincoln Park Monday evening. It is the end of a whirlwind trip to the city to bolster Democrats before the November 4th mid-term elections. The president cast his vote early this morning on the South Side and last night he attended and spoke at an early voting rally for Gov Quinn. He returns to the White House tonight.

  • Cleanup continues after barge sinks in Chicago River

    Crews worked overnight to recover a barge that partially sank in the Chicago River on Friday. For now, it’s still there, just north of the Randolph Street bridge. The barge is full of clay meant to be used on the river walk expansion. A crane was used to remove the clay so that they could re-float the sinking barge. Boat traffic on the river has been limited since Saturday night.

  • Metra federal assessment released

    When it comes to safety on the rails, Metra has some room for improvement according to a safety assessment released today. The Federal Railroad Administration decided to take a look at Metra’s safety practices after three serious incidents occurred in an eight day period this summer. Two of the incidents involved engineers speeding on the Rock Island Line and one involved an engineer passing through a stop signal on the electric line. Metra dismissed one of the engineers involved and the […]

  • From paper ticket to tap, Ventra app help CTA, Pace and Metra riders

    Public transit fare cards and tickets may soon become a thing of the past.  Today CTA, Pace and Metra announced plans for a new phone app that will allow mobile passes. The new app is supposed to be a one-stop shop for commuters right at your fingertips. The biggest difference right will be for Metra riders who are still using paper tickets. The app will roll out in phases. First, riders will be able to check balances, add value and […]

  • City wants to double pothole repair budget

    The city of Chicago wants to double its budget for roadway maintenance next year, allowing workers to fill potholes and pave roads year round. The city has filled more than 800,000 potholes this year, which is more than it filled in all of 2013. It’s also on the way to repaving 355 miles of streets and alleys, but the city hopes to do more next year. The plan is to add 18 crews with 80 workers to the streets to […]

  • Aurora FAA facility reopens after fire

    It’s back to normal at the FAA facility in Aurora for the first time in 17 days.  But getting to that point wasn’t easy, it took a massive clean up effort after a fire halted operations. We sat down with the local company who worked right along side the FAA in the clean up efforts. SERVPRO worked with the FAA  around the clock.   Together, they restored and tested more than 20 racks of equipment, 835 telecommunications circuits and more than 10 miles of cable. Contract […]

  • Chicago Marathon: Everything you need to know about road closures and public transit

    It’s one of the biggest annual events in Chicago and draws athletes and media from around the world. It’s time for the Chicago Marathon, and preparations are underway for the big race that will kick off on Sunday. Streets in Grant Park are already closed for marathon setup, and there will be more street closures along the race route starting at 7 a.m. Sunday. Starting at 1 a.m. Sunday, your car will be ticketed and towed if you’re parked along […]

  • Miscommunication leads to Cicero school lockdown

    A miscommunication lead to a school in Cicero being placed on lockdown Thursday. Authorities say around 10:30a.m., someone tried to open a door to a classroom at Abe Lincoln Elementary school in Cicero. The teacher of that classroom didn’t recognize the person and the person wasn’t wearing a visitors badge. So following standard procedure, the school was put on lockdown so they could determine who was in the building. Parents got a robocall about the lockdown. It was eventually discovered […]


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