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
  • Massive tunnel project will help flood-weary North Side residents

    CHICAGO — Relief is on the way for some Chicago residents who have had their homes damaged by major flooding over the last decade. The city is currently building a huge tunnel 150 feet below the Albany Park neighborhood to divert storm water. The problem area is along the North Branch of the Chicago River near Foster Ave where major flooding has damaged homes, specifically with major flooding in 2008 and 2013. Construction is underway. to build the tunnel 150-feet […]

  • City to changes some red light camera placement, policy

    CHICAGO — The city of Chicago is making changes to its red light camera program. The move comes after a new report from Northwestern University’s Transportation Center. The city commissioned an independent study to assess its controversial red light camera program. The transportation center combed over crash data for about a year and a half and determined the program is providing safety benefits. But it also found that some changes could improve its effectiveness. They determined the cameras located at […]

  • Giant murals bring life and color to downtown Chicago

    CHICAGO — Giant murals are bringing life and color to downtown Chicago. They’re so big, WGN’s Sarah Jindra spotted them from SkyCam9. The murals are located in what is called the Wabash Arts Corridor in the South Loop. Almost 40 murals have gone up in the last three years here thanks to Columbia College’s Wabash Arts Corridor Initiative. Initially, project participats went door to door to local buildings asking to paint.  Now building owners are coming to them and even commissioning […]

  • Metra CEO to retire; search for replacement underway

    CHICAGO– The search is underway for a new Metra CEO. Metra’s current boss announced Friday that he’s retiring at the end of the year. Don Orseno says he’s ready to retire and spend more time with his family. The 62-year-old started working at Metra in 1984 and has been in charge of the agency since august of 2013. When Don Orseno took on role of Metra’s CEO he says it was a challenging time. In 2010 longtime CEO Phil Pagano took […]

  • Family Day marks the closing act of the Chicago Auto Show

    CHICAGO — Today is the final day of the this year’s Chicago Auto Show. Many families were in attendance at McCormick Place on today’s Presidents Day holiday, also the auto show’s fourth annual family day. From sitting in cars and picking their favorites, to building Lego Batmobiles or turning into Stormtroopers, family day provided adults and kids alike with plenty to do throughout the day. WGN’s Sarah Jindra explores all the excitement taking place today. The Auto Show closes at […]

  • WGN crew brings Valentine’s Day greetings to local children’s hospital

    There were a lot of Valentine’s Day smiles this morning at a west suburban hospital thanks to a special visit and some special Valentines from some of the WGN crew. Amy Rutledge and Sarah Jindra were there to help bring a little love to some sick kiddos this holiday.  And they were joined by a special guest.

  • Metra board to release confidential information on ousted CEO

    From hands-free sneezers to seat hogs, Metra riders share their biggest pet peeves

    CHICAGO — A January customer survey asked Metra riders to vote for the most annoying things they’ve witnessed during their commute. The most (un)popular pet peeves will be highlighted in an upcoming marketing campaign that reminds riders of the proper way to behave through social media posts and passive-aggressive posters. According to Metra’s survey, and Sarah Jindra’s (un)scientific Twitter poll, these are some of Metra riders’ biggest gripes: Keep it down! The most popular subject generally speaking was passenger noise, Metra said, with customers […]

  • Win a car at the Auto Show – for just 10 bucks!

    Friday is the Chicago’s Auto Show’s annual First Look for Charity. It’s a black tie event for a good cause.  Last year, they raised more than 2.6 million dollars and that money was given to  18 local charities. For those heading to the Auto Show in the next few days, there’s still a way to give back. A 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 could be yours for just $10. Throughout the Auto Show, you can buy raffle tickets for $10 each to win […]

  • Semi-autonomous technology on display at Auto Show

    Self-driving cars are coming and they’re currently being tested by companies around the country. They aren’t ready for consumers yet but there are vehicles available now with semi-autonomous features. It’s all being tested now by companies like Tesla, Google and Volvo. Volve plans to give 100 fully autonomous vehicles to drivers in Sweden by the end of the year. You won’t see any of these fully autonomous vehicles at the Auto Show but you will see many vehicles with semi-autonomous […]

  • The fun you’ll find at this year’s Chicago Auto Show

    CHICAGO —   The city revs up for the Chicago Auto Show this weekend at McCormick Place. WGN’s Sarah Jindra got a preview of what’s new and the fun you will find.   And catch our live special from the Auto Show this Saturday at 7 p.m. on WGN and wgntv.com. Sarah will be there, along with Erin Ivory and Marcus Leshock. They’ll show you the latest in auto technology and a variety of new cars on the market. If you […]