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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
  • New AAA study says teen distracted driving much worse than previously thought

    CHICAGO – A new study by AAA says teen drivers are even more distracted than we thought. According to the study, distractions cause nearly 60 percent of all crashes involving teen drivers. That’s four times more than previously estimated. We all know cell phone use is a big distraction, but the study found the biggest distraction for teens is actually interacting with other passengers while driving. According to the new study, 12 percent of teen driver crashes are caused by […]

  • Truck drivers to blame for detour near O’Hare: IDOT

    CHICAGO — IDOT says drivers can thank truckers for a big detour near O’Hare airport. There’s an ongoing construction project at Irving Park and York in Bensenville including two sets of railroad tracks that cross over Irving. Back in 2012, crews lifted the Union Pacific tracks up to help prevent delays on the road and now they’re working to lift the Canadian Pacific tracks you see here. Over the weekend crews lowered the bridge into its new position and opened […]

  • 1 killed in Aurora crash

    AURORA, Ill. — Police responded to the scene of a deadly crash in Aurora Tuesday afternoon. One person was killed in a crash when a car struck a semi. The driver of that car was killed. The driver had with him a female passenger, who was taken to the hospital. A third person involved in the crash was treated and released at the scene. The crash is being investigated by state police and Aurora police. The accident happened near Eola […]

  • 1 shot near Montrose Harbor in Uptown

    CHICAGO — Investigators were at the scene of a shooting near Montrose Harbor on the city’s North Side Wednesday. The shooting occurred on the 4500 block of North Clarendon in the city’s Uptown neighborhood. WGN was told one person was shot in the arm at that location. Police blocked the street at Windsor from Clarendon to Hazel. No further details are available at this time.

  • More Chicago streets slated for big upgrades

    CHICAGO — More Chicago streets are slated for an upgrade thanks to the city’s plan to repave 300 miles of streets a year. In January the city announced 60 miles of repaving projects. Well that list has grown, and it now includes about 185 miles of streets that are set to be repaved. And it’s not just repaving work. The city is also doing sewer and water main work in conjunction with some of the paving projects. The Chicago Department […]

  • WGN’s own Sarah Jindra crowned dancing champ

    CHICAGO — Just like the twirling of her SkyCam 9, WGN’s Sarah Jindra twirled around the dance floor tonight and was crowned champion of this year’s Dancing With The Chicago Stars. Sarah and her partner her partner Drew Sutherland from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio beat out several competitors while raising money for a good cause. The money raised helped  to fight breast cancer.

  • Sarah Jindra teaches dance partner how to be a traffic reporter

    CHICAGO — Friday, WGN’s Sarah Jindra will compete in this year’s Dancing with Chicago Celebrities to help raise money to fight breast cancer. She’s been working on her moves for a month with her partner Drew Sutherland from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio. He has been teaching Sara for the last month so Wednesday she turned the tables and taught him how to be a traffic reporter. You can donate to Sarah here. More info about the March 13 event here. […]

  • ComEd gets green light to use drone technology

    CHICAGO — ComEd now has the green light from the FAA to use drones for inspections. It will be the first utility in the nation using drones to inspect power lines and assess storm damage. Currently, ComEd uses foot crews, vehicle crews and even helicopters to inspect it’s lines. But now, thanks to a partnership with the Illinois Institute of Technology, it will also be able to use drones. The prototype of a drone ComEd plans to use was developed […]

  • Drivers want recall; Nissan says no

    CHICAGO — Some Nissan drivers say their cars have a safety defect and want a recall, but their auto manufacturer doesn’t see it that way. Nissan has admitted a problem with the steering lock on some 2009 Altima and Maxima models.  It locks when the car is parked to help prevent theft, but in hundreds of cases, it has malfunctioned preventing the engine from starting. Drivers say they want a recall so others aren’t stranded out in the cold or in a bad neighborhood. […]

  • Nissan recalls more Altimas for hood latch problem

    DETROIT (AP) — Nissan is recalling 625,000 more cars in the U.S. as part of a growing problem with faulty latches that can allow hoods to fly open while cars are moving. The latest recall covers Altima midsize cars from the 2013 through 2015 model years. It brings the total number of vehicles recalled for the problem to nearly 1.1 million. Nissan says in government documents that if the main hood latch isn’t fastened, the secondary latch may not hold […]

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