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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    Big closures coming to Jane Byrne Interchange this weekend

    Drivers can expect big closures heading in and out of downtown Chicago this weekend due to work at the Jane Byrne Interchange.   Be sure to plan ahead to avoid traffic headaches.   Here are the closures to watch out for: IB Kennedy ramp to WB I-290 Ramp CLOSED Friday 8 p.m. to Monday 5 a.m. DETOUR: SB Dan Ryan, Exit at 18th, re-enter IB Dan Ryan to WB I-290   WB Congress: Canal to Morgan Reduced to one lane […]

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    CTA moving forward with plans to extend Red Line south, completes Blue Line upgrades

    CHICAGO — Renovations are now complete at five CTA Blue Line stations as part of the CTA’s “Your New Blue” project. The plan to upgrade 14 stations along the Blue Line’s north branch started in 2014 . It promises track work that will cut 10 minutes off a commute from downtown to O’Hare in two years. Officials say that branch of the Blue Line is used by 80,000 people daily, and experienced a 5-year ridership increase of 25% that outpaces the growth […]

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    Construction on Jane Addams wrapping up – finally!

    A big four-year construction project is coming to an end: The I-90 widening is almost done. In 2014, crews finished widening the stretch between Rockford and Elgin to three lanes each way. Then they started working on widening the stretch between Elgin and O’Hare to four lanes each direction. All four lanes will be ready and open by the end of the year. It will be a welcomed change for commuters and nearby businesses. The tolllway says drivers will save […]

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    Tiny cars may solve big transportation problem

    Tiny cars may help solve a very big problem in transportation. “The first mile/last mile challenge”  is an issue that says you can only take a bus or train so far. But then how do you get to your final destination, when it’s not an easy walk away? One Chicago area company is hoping it has an affordable and environmentally friendly solution: Tiny cars that may soon drive themselves. Little Dash Cars are 100-percent all electric vehicles that come from […]

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    IL budget disputes forcing transit agencies to shut down or cut service

    SPRINGFIELD — As the budget impasse continues in Springfield, some transit agencies have had to completely shut down and others are making big cuts to service to try and stay afloat, while commuters are hoping something gets worked out before they lose more than their bus service. Marietta Keller is legally blind. She relies on the River Valley Metro bus service in Bourbonnais to get around. Recently, her route’s Sunday service got cut and she fears she’ll lose it all together. “Oh it would be […]

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    Music and trivia coming to a gas pump near you?

    Say goodbye to the boring days of standing around and waiting as you fill your gas tank. BP is introducing new interactive gas pumps to make the experience more enjoyable. You can play music, trivia and even take pictures to send to your friends. The interactive pump is being introduced as part of a three month pilot program in just four locations across the country.  Two are in New York City.  One is in Chicago at Chicago and Wells and […]

  • Scathing report released on Metra: Are commuters’ safety at risk?

    Metra board votes to hike fares in 2017

    CHICAGO — The Metra board on Friday voted to approve its third rate hike in three years. Fares will raise in 2017 by $11.75 for a monthly pass. Metra’s new budget called for a boost of about 6 percent. Fares were already raised 2 percent earlier this year and 11 percent last year. The additional revenue will pay for the modernization of the commuter rail system.

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    Beware of scary roads when Halloween meets the World Series in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Illinois state police will be out in full force this weekend to help keep people safe on the roads. Halloween is already a big party weekend but when you add to that the World Series, you can expect a lot of people out drinking and celebrating. Last week, 300,000 fans took to the Wrigleyville streets and this weekend, police are expecting even more fans in the area. State police will be out conducting roadside safety checks and will […]

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    Private jet to Cleveland? For some Cubs fans, it’s the way to go

    WHEELING, Ill. — For some Cubs fans, getting to the game is half the fun. N-Jet Charter planes are available at the Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, and Cubs fans are taking advantage. “It’s perfect. I think it’s ideal, and lifelong Cubs fans — we’ll do anything!” said Mike Crance. “Our customers going to Cleveland today are going, hopping off into a limo and on their way to the stadium,” said N-Jet Charter CFO Brad Comm. They’ll sit in luxury and […]

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    Amendment on the top of IL ballots called ‘necessary’ by some, ‘cronyism’ by others

    CHICAGO — Next month, voters will decide whether to change the Illinois constitution to help guarantee funding for transportation projects. It’s the only proposed constitutional amendment up for approval, and it’s to be the very first thing on the ballot, right before the presidential race. Sometimes referred to as the “Safe Roads Amendment” or the “Lockbox Amendment,” it says that money collected for transportation infrastructure, like the gas tax or driver’s license and registration fees would, be put in a […]