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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    Warning out to drivers to ‘get it together’ during winter weather

    IDOT and state police are warning drivers to prepare for winter weather on the roads. They want drivers to ask themselves, when the weather gets bad, do you really need to make the trip. Before you hit the road, make sure your cell phone is charged.  Put an emergency kit in your car with a blanket and get your battery checked if it’s more than three years old. Once you’re on the road, watch for black ice and take it […]

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    How to plan for busiest Thanksgiving travel period in nearly a decade

    CHICAGO – This year is expected to be the busiest Thanksgiving travel period since 2007. So when are the best and worst times to travel? It all depends on whether you’re traveling by road, the rails, or by air. It’s going to be busy so here’s a breakdown of what to know before you go — so you can plan ahead and avoid travel headaches. Google crunched its mapping data in Chicago and found that traffic on the roads will be […]

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    Gas prices dropping; Experts say the low prices will stick around

    Gas prices are now under 2 dollars in parts of the Chicago area and analysts say prices will continue to drop as we head into the holidays. Today’s average in Illinois is $2.08, 88 cents cheaper than last year.  And in some places in the suburbs and in the city it is under 2 dollars a gallon. Daniel Flynn is an analyst with Price Futures Group and says we can thank the low prices on the shale oil boom. “With […]

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    Speed camera debate rolls on

    CHICAGO — The city is defending its speed camera program today after a Tribune investigation showed it improperly issued more than $2.4 million in fines. There are 63 “child safety zones” around schools and parks with speed cameras.  Near parks, you can get a ticket if you go over 30 mph when it’s open.  And around schools, you can get a ticket if you go over 20 mph when children are present, or 30 mph when they aren’t, during school […]

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    By land or air, new rideshare options hit Chicago

    CHICAGO — Two new rideshare options hit Chicago Tuesday. They’re both ways to cut costs by sharing a ride with others. The main difference between the two? In one, you’re sharing rides in a car — the other, you’re sharing rides in a helicopter.. There’s a new option starting Tuesday on the Uber app. It’s mixing car pooling with Uber. Uber Pool. When you pick Uber Pool, you have to enter your route. If anyone else wants to come on that route, your driver can pick up up to […]

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    Chicago transit agencies beef up security after Paris attacks

    CHICAGO – Chicago transit agencies are beefing up security in the wake of the recent attacks in Paris. Transit riders may have noticed more police officers on board trains or at platforms Monday: Metra, Amtrak, CTA, Pace and the South Shore line are all on alert, stepping up security and reminding employees to be more vigilant. Mayor Emanuel says there is no specific threat to Chicago, but says the city is taking precautionary security measures across the board — not […]

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    Chicago’s ticket amnesty program begins today

    CHICAGO —  If you have a big parking ticket you haven’t paid off, and the penalties on it keep adding up, you’ll have a chance to pay it penalty-free starting today. City is offering a deft relief or amnesty program. It includes any tickets or fines you were issued before January 1, 2012. That could be a parking ticket, red light ticket, building code violation, drinking on the public way or unpaid taxes. Starting today, the city will let you […]

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    Ventra app to be released next week

    CHICAGO — The new Ventra app will roll out next week. CTA, Metra and Pace announced the apps release date today. Starting next Thursday, users will be able to download the app onto phone for free on both iPhone and Android. The app will allow riders on all three platforms to add money to their accounts and track buses and trains. But the biggest change the app will bring is for Metra riders who will be joining Ventra for the […]

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    Chicago’s welcome home to Vietnam veterans

    About a decade after the Vietnam War ended, cities across the country began hosting “Welcome Home” parades for Vietnam veterans.  Some say these parades, including one in Chicago, are what finally made them feel like their service was appreciated.  Sarah Jindra has their story. While fighting in the trenches of Vietnam, many young Americans saw things they didn’t want to see and did things they didn’t want to do. The song “We Gotta Get Out of This Place,” by The […]

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    Lake Shore Drive closures, delays start Monday night

    CHICAGO — Watch for big delays on Lake Shore Drive Monday night. There’s a full closure starting for resurfacing work. City workers have been working on the resurfacing project for the last couple of weeks between Grand and North avenues. They were able to do the North and South portions with overnight and daytime lane closures. But now they have to do the ‘S’-curve portion around the Oak Street curve, and to do that, they need to do full overnight closures. Here’s what you can […]


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