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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    Self-driving cars a reality sooner than you may think

    CHICAGO – Imagine a self-driving car so you can read, watch tv or even eat without having to put your hands on the steering wheel. Ford is one of the car manufacturers racing to create this technology. Lane keep assist uses cameras to detect where the lines on the road are. And if a driver gets drowsy or stops paying attention briefly, the car will get you back in line. Cars can also park themselves now, no need to worry […]

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    Tips on getting around construction if going to Chicago Auto Show

    CHICAGO — Construction could slow you down trying to get to the auto show. It’s happening right outside McCormick place at I-55 and Lake Shore Drive. Crews are working to upgrade the interchange so the ramps are down to one lane. Getting to the McCormick Place and Soldier Field lots, but if you want to park at those, highlighted in pink, it’ll be $15-$23. To try and avoid the construction mess, head to the garage under Millennium Park for $18. […]

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    One woman rescued from Brookfield fire

    CHICAGO — A woman was rescued from a house fire in Brookfield. It’s not clear whether the woman sustained any injuries or what her condition is. Earlier, SkyCam 9 showed firefighters venting the house by putting holes in the roof. The fire was several blocks south of Brookfield Zoo and shut down parts of Arden Ave.

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    I-55 Southbound down to one lane as crews repair giant hole

    CHICAGO — I-55 Southbound is down to one lane as crews are repairing a massive hole at Route 53. Adding to the delays, a truck has stalled, causing even more headaches for evening commuters, reports WGN’s Sarah Jindra. Traffic is backed up all the way back to First Avenue. The repair work is expected to be finished this evening and will open up for the morning commute.    

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    Police chase and crash on I-290 leading to delays Westbound

    CHICAGO — Police are investigating an accident on I-290 near Kostner after police gave chase and shots were fired. Authorities say a car crashed into a semi truck and the accident is causing only one lane to be opened. Police can be seen from SkyCam9 combing the area around the accident, looking for clues. Stay tuned to WGN for more on this breaking story.

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    Drones may outnumber planes, but where can you fly them?

    CHICAGO — There may now be more drones in the U.S. skies than airplanes. The FAA says more than 325,000 people registered their drones as of Friday, surpassing the number of piloted aircraft in the skies. Just last week police arrested a man after he crashed his drone into the 40th floor of the Empire State Building. Thankfully no one was hurt, but experts say if it fell onto the busy streets of New York, it could have caused catastrophic injuries. […]

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    Wabash Lights get switched on

    CHICAGO –The Wabash Lights project got switched on for the first time. The $60,000 Kickstarter funded public art project is the brainchild of two designers. “It’s about catalizing the area so we might choose to stay downtown on Wabash after work rather than going to the West Loop, River North or back to our neighborhoods,” said Seth Unger, Wabash Lights Co-Creator. The lights are installed on only two blocks and will be for the rest of the year as they […]

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    CTU rally shuts down traffic in the Loop

    CHICAGO — The CTU rally in the Loop is causing major delays to evening commuters. Thousands of protesters are joining the teachers in the Loop with expected delays. CTU is upset about proposed layoffs, up to 1,000 teachers, as well as $725 million Chicago public schools borrowed from Bank of America to stay afloat–at a high interest rate of  8.5 percent. The teachers union is rallying to protest Bank of America and what they call a series of bad investments […]

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    Rauner proposes adding express lanes to Stevenson

    CHICAGO — Commuters used to heavy traffic on the Stevenson Expressway may soon see some relief. Governor Rauner on Thursday pushed for a plan to add at least one express lane in each direction between I-355 and the Dan Ryan Expressway. Right now, 170,000 vehicles use this 25-mile section each day. Construction could start next year, and be completed by 2019. No price tag yet on the proposal. Rauner says the plan will look at managed car pool lanes and […]

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    Not all Chicago taxi drivers happy with city’s new app

    CHICAGO — Some taxi drivers say the city isn’t delivering on its promise for a universal taxi app and that the “CHICABS” program is causing confusion. All licensed taxi drivers in the city are now required to be available through one of two taxi apps while on the road — Curb and Arro. The city’s mandate comes this week as part of it’s “CHICABS” program to help give people more transportation options while also helping bring more fares to taxi […]


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