Sarah-Jindra

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
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    Is your child’s car seat in correctly? Tollway officials want to help

    Car crashes are the leading cause of death in children but experts say the majority of those deaths can be prevented with properly installed car seats. As part of Child Passenger Safety Week, the Illinois tollway and state police are hosting an event Saturday to check your car seats to make sure they’re installed properly. New mom Sarah Jindra stopped by to see how she did when it came to her own child’s seat. You too can get your seat […]

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    Transportation apps may take commuters beyond ‘peak driving’

    CHICAGO — A new regional travel trends report by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning released Thursday shows that after decades of growth, trends in vehicle ownership and miles traveled have stalled. Experts speaking on the study and a plan for the future of technology Thursday and said it’s unclear if we’ve reached “peak driving” or the end of the driving boom. But one thing is clear: technology is shifting the way we get around. The emergence of ridesharing, self-driving […]

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    Here’s what to do if your car gets stuck at a railroad crossing

    We’ve seen horrific videos of what happens when people drive around railroad crossing gates: vehicles smashed, becoming mangled piles of their former selves. Preventing this is common sense. When the gates are down, you wait. But what do you do if your car gets stuck? Chip Pew of Operation Lifesaver says: don’t try to push the car off the tracks. Get everyone out, and if you see or hear a train coming, run. “Once the lights and bells start flashing at […]

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    ‘Shared Street’ in Uptown causing confusion

    CHICAGO — The city’s new “shared street” concept in the Uptown neighborhood is causing some confusion. The “shared street” opened at the end of August on argyle between Sheridan and Broadway.  The idea is to have a nice space for cars, pedestrians and bicyclists to share. Studies have shown shared streets increase economic activity and pedestrian safety. But with this being the first of its kind in Chicago, there’s a learning curve. Friday representatives from Alderman Harry Osterman’s office went […]

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    Random acts of kindness performed to honor suburban teen killed by train

    September is Rail Safety Month and people across the world are doing random acts of kindness in memory of a 17-year-old Lemont girl who died last year in a train accident. All day, Lexi’s family and friends have watched their computers and phones and seen the random acts of kindness pour in.  All being done in Lexi’s memory. On this day last year, 17-year-old Lexi was killed while walking on the train tracks, wearing earbuds and listening to music. Her […]

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    IDOT using humor in latest anti-drinking and driving messages

    The Illinois Dept of transportation has a new safety campaign aimed at stopping drinking and driving. The new campaign comes just in time for Labor Day weekend. Last year, 13 people died in crashes during Labor Day weekend. Three of those fatalities involved a drunk driver. The state is trying something new to put an end to drinking and driving. It’s using humor, to try and reach a specific audience.     IDOT is hoping a parody of 70s and […]

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    New Union Station Transit Center to open Sunday

    CHICAGO — Chicago’s new Union Station Transit Center is set to open on Sunday. The land used to be a parking lot, on  the southwest corner of Jackson and Canal across the street from Union Station. Starting Sunday it will become a transit center for commuters in The Loop. Today the city cut the ribbon on the new transit center. Starting Sunday buses will come off Canal to the new transit center to help improve traffic flow around Union Station. Commuters will be able to hop […]

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    90-year-old, partially blind woman beaten and robbed, police seek suspects

    GARY, Ind. — Police in Gary, Indiana are looking for the man who beat and robbed a 90-year-old partially blind woman. As 90-year-old Beatrice Patterson was sitting inside her house in the 700 block of Hovey. Neighbors says a man ran inside the home, pulled Patterson out on her front lawn, beat her and robbed her. “I hope they catch him,” Patterson said.  “If it wasn’t for the Lord and my neighbors I’d a been dead.” Petterson  couldn’t see what happened […]

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    Pullman’s rich history on display with upcoming revamps, tour

    CHICAGO — The Historic Pullman Foundation is continuing its work to preserve and commemorate the area’s history including its significance to the rail industry. George Pullman built “the company town” to house his employees who built luxury passenger rail cars. The town revolved around the railcar company and the community today is commemorating that history. There’s a new upgrade coming to the area that will take you back in time. Metra is building a new warming house at its 111th […]

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    This year’s Air and Water Show: What you need to know

    This year’s Air and Water Show is just days away. Set up is underway for Chicago’s 58th Air and Water Show, and spectators are getting excited. Fans will be able to see the amazing stunts of the planes and boats this Saturday and Sunday from 10-3. You definitely have to like crowds, because North Avenue Beach will be packed. Lucky for you though: we have a great new spot to tell you about not far from there. This year crews built […]