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
  • Weekend flooding still causing problems on Chicago-area roadways

    CHICAGO — Weekend flooding has forced some closures along Monday morning commute routes. Prominent closures include: BOLINGBROOK: Weber Rd closed Boughton to Royce, but is now open in one lane both ways. LAKE BLUFF: IL-176 closed from the RR Viaduct to Sheridan Rd. GLEN ELLYN: IL-53 closed Butterfield to S. Park. LEMONT: Chicago closed 4th St to Kotlin. LISLE: IL 53 closed Burlington to Southport. NAPERVILLE: Naper Blvd blocked north of Dunrobin. Traffic detoured to Olesen. OAK LAWN: WB 95th St […]

  • Want a WGN Morning News Super Fan Friday Flyover? Here’s how

    If you’re a WGN Morning News Super Fan and want SkyCam9 to fly over your neighborhood, you’re in the right place! The flyovers happen on occasional Fridays, usually in our 7 a.m. newscast, weather and news coverage permitting. Scroll down to see examples of other flyovers. Please fill out the form below for a chance to get a  Friday Flyover — make sure you’re in WGN-TV’s local viewing area. Traffic reporter Sarah Jindra will contact you if you are selected. […]

  • High flying traffic reporters rappel for Habitat for Humanity

    Just off of 53 on Martingale Road in Schaumburg sits a shiny tall building with the ability to shake two regular high flying traffic reporters to their toes. WGN’s Amy Rutledge and Sarah Jindra took on the challenge to rappel down 21 stories and officially become Habitat for Humanity “Edgers.” How did they do?  Watch and see for yourself.   High Hopes for Habitat 425 N. Martingale Rd. Schaumburg Sat. Sept 30th www.nfvrappel.org.

  • Cubs-themed corn maze opens this weekend in Lockport

    LOCKPORT, Ill. — Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm will unveil their 2017 Cubs-themed corn maze this Saturday. The Siegels have 27-years of experience cutting corn. Now, they have it down to a science. Their plan took months in the making. The Siegels came up with the idea to do a Cubs-themed maze last winter, and they started planting corn this summer. After that, they used mapping techniques and an intricate grid to accomplish their design. The Siegels invite everyone to come explore […]

  • CTA service resumes after body found on tracks at Fullerton

    CHICAGO — CTA service has returned to normal after a body was found on the tracks south of Fullerton Tuesday morning. For over two hours, the CTA Brown, Red and Purple Lines were halted in both directions as police investigated. People flooded CTA stalls, trying to find alternate ways to get to work. Lyft and Uber prices surged, and one WGN viewer said there was a 90-minute wait for a cab. @cta is a mess this morning bc of the […]

  • Inside the Wienermobile as it hits the streets of Chicago

    CHICAGO — The Wienermobile hit streets of Chicago– and WGN went along for the ride. There are six Wienermobiles that travel around the country — driven by teams of two ‘Hot Doggers’. It’s a full time position. About 1500 people applied for and 12 were chosen. Traffic reporter Sarah Jindra met up with the team that’s in charge of driving around the Midwest region for the next year — two recent college grads, Sammi Maning and Haely Rohe. They gave […]

  • Best viewing spots to watch 1st total solar eclipse in 38 years

    The total solar eclipse is just two weeks away!  On Monday, August 21, the moon will move in front of the sun and block it completely. According to NASA, this will be the first total eclipse visible in the continental U.S. in 38 years. From Chicago, you will be able to see a partial eclipse, but if you’re interested in watching the total eclipse, you’ll have to go to one of the spots in the path of totality — the […]

  • Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project: Why reaching the airport is proving a challenge

    The Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project is under way and WGN’s Sarah Jindra talked to the chairman of the Illinois Tollway Board, Bob Schillerstrom, about its progress. “All the interchanges to the west will be open by the end of this year,” Schillerstrom said. In 2015, work finished on I-390 between Lake Street and I-290, with tolling starting in July. Now, crews are finishing the road to Route 83. Tolling on this stretch is scheduled to start in October when […]

  • Chicago’s weekend events: Expect road delays

    CHICAGO — There’s lots of events happening this weekend that could slow you down on the roads. The Pride Parade kicks off at noon on Sunday near Montrose and Broadway, heads South down Halsted to Belmont, Broadway, and Diversy. There will be big crowds on buses and trains, so expect some delays. The CTA will operate longer and more frequent trains and added bus service in light of the events. Metra is also adding service. The 2017 NHL Draft at […]

  • Distracted Driving Week

    CHICAGO — The week of June 12 will be Distracted Driving Week on WGN Evening News at 5 p.m. WGN Traffic Reporter Sarah Jindra will talk to victims of distracted driving and those who are trying to stop it. Sarah will show viewers apps that keep themselves as well as teen drivers from engaging in distracted driving. We’ll follow along on a police sting to catch distracted drivers and spread awareness. And finally, we’re sharing stories of distracted driving victims […]