Sarah-Jindra

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


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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 […]

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    Concerns grow after second deadly crash in construction zone

    The Illinois tollway and state police are planning added safety measures on the Jane Addams tollway in the coming weeks after two fatal crashes in the construction zone in less than a month. Today’s fatal crash happened in the I-90 construction zone during National Work Zone Awareness Week. A van heading westbound on the Jane Addams Tollway collided with a tow truck past Roselle Rd.  The driver the van, a 79-year-old from Elgin was killed and the tow truck driver […]

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    Authorities urge more safety in work zones

    CHICAGO — Police and roadway workers are urging drivers to slow down and pay attention. Their message comes as part of National Work Zone Safety Week. Any driver who heads into Chicago off the Dan Ryan, Ike or Kennedy will see the massive Jane Byrne interchange project, mounds of construction equipment and workers doing their jobs right by passing vehicles. It’s not just workers at risk. Other drivers are too. Last year there were 4,300 work-zone crashes in Illinois construction […]

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    Cubs fans flood Wrigley for opening day

    CHICAGO — Cubs fans flooded Wrigleyville today for the 2016 Home Opener. The Cubs welcome the Cincinnati Reds for tonight’s 7 p.m. game. Construction still surround the ballpark and fans are asked to arrive early for new security procedures. Besides security though, there are other new features – and food – that will greet fans this year and make the Friendly Confines even friendlier.

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    Cold, blustery Opening Day doesnt dampen Sox fans’ spirits

    CHICAGO — The White Sox home opener  had fans bundled up and dealing with snow. Many fans came prepared to stick out the crazy April weather.  They layered up from head to toe. Some said they may not last all nine innings. Still others stuck it out from tailgating early in the day to the final out. WGN’s Amy Rutledge and Sarah Jindra spoke with fans.  

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    Three cheers for … potholes? New experiment shows the damage they can do

    CHICAGO — What if instead of trying to avoid potholes you tried to hit every one you passed? That’s exactly what a new experiment underway in Chicago is doing. They’re hitting all the potholes they can during one week on the roads in Chicago. The “Pothole Dummy” is an experiment to see just how bad pothole damage can be.  They’re goal is to see the car before and after the week of hitting potholes.  And they want to use this extreme […]

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    Man arrested for using fake Metra ticket

    CHICAGO —  There’s a new warning for Metra riders.  If you’re caught using a fake virtual ticket, you will face charges and your phone will be taken away. The warning comes after an arrest yesterday.  The Ventra app launched in November allowing Metra riders to purchase fares on their phones and use the phone as a mobile ticket. This is the first time since the app launch that Metra has charged someone with trying to fake that virtual ticket to pay […]

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    Metra tests new surveillance cameras

    CHICAGO — Metra riders may notice a new eye in the sky on board. The agency is now testing small surveillance cameras on one of its electric cars. The movie is a pilot program to see how cameras could help Metra in the future. If you ride the Metra electric line ,one of the cars is now equipped with 11 cameras, testing how they work at all angles. Metra’s ultimate goal is to have cameras like this on its full fleet — but the […]

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