Sarah Jindra
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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
  • Construction begins on new 95th St CTA station

    A massive overhaul started today on one of the city’s busiest transportation hubs. The Red Line’s 95th St station serves about 20,000 rail and bus riders each weekday. Officials say it`s going to look completely different when it`s done. The $240 million dollar project includes better lighting, a brighter atmosphere, expanded platforms, more escalators and elevators. It will also create 700 construction jobs.

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    This father’s heart-wrenching story reminds you why rail safety is important

    Train commuters and drivers near rail crossings have probably noticed an added police presence near the tracks this week. About 275 agencies have been out across the state promoting train safety for the first Illinois Rail Safety Week Twenty years later, flowers still sit at the crossing in hinsdale where 14-year-old Lauren Wilson lost her life. “She made the world smile every time she walked by,” Lauren’s dad Lanny said. Lanny says his son was driving lauren to a performance she […]

  • Cleanup underway in Humboldt Park following Riot Fest mess

    The annual Riot Fest music festival in Humboldt Park may have been a success over the weekend, but now the grounds are a muddy mess following Friday’s rains. WGN’s Sarah Jindra tells us about the clean-up efforts that are underway to return the neighborhood to its natural state.

  • Smash-and-grab burglars hit Gold Coast store

    Tensions are high along the Gold Coast Monday night after another smash and grab at a pricey boutique. Most recently, burglars broke into a store in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood early Monday morning. That happened at Moncler, located at 33 E. Oak Street. Moncler sells high end sportswear. Officers heard a burglar alarm as they arrived. Some merchandise was spilled on the floor. At least one coat was left on the sidewalk. Several racks of coats, worth over $20,000, were taken. […]

  • Joliet track preps for NASCAR weekend

    125,000 people will head to Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet this weekend for NASCAR. From above, Chicagoland speedway looks like its own small city. It sits on 930 acres of land just south of I-80 and east of IL-53. It’s large enough to fit 42 United Centers inside. The infield alone at the track is can fit four football fields. Thursday afternoon, RV and fans were already lining up and getting set for the races that start on Friday. Terry Greetham […]

  • Storm causes $5M in damage to suburban high school

    Township High School District 214 in the northwest suburbs is holding an emergency meeting tomorrow morning to approve funding for badly needed repairs at Wheeling High School. Friday’s storm caused about $5 million dollars of damage at the school. The storm that came through ripped off part of the school’s roof and flooded the field house. Pictures from inside the building show pieces of the ceiling laying on the ground and water on the floors. Also outside, there’s damage to […]

  • U of I professor fights back after losing job over controversial tweets

    U of I professor loses job over controversial tweets, fighting for job back Steven Salaita was set to start teaching the University of Illinois this fall but his job was revoked just before the start of the school year after posting dozens of tweets criticizing Israel. Now the professor says he wants his job at the Urbana-Champaign campus back. The controversy started this summer, when Salaita posted tweets criticizing Israel’s latest military action in Gaza. Some of the tweets use […]

  • Chicago Sky celebrate heading to WNBA Finals

    The Chicago Sky is headed to the WNBA Finals. It is the first time in the team’s history for an appearance in the finals and players told the media today they can hardly believe it. The Sky beat the Indiana Fever 75-62 to advance to the finals where they’ll take on the Phoenix Mercury. They played Phoenix twice in the regular season but lost both games. It is worth noting though that the Sky didn’t have a full roster for […]

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    Elmhurst residents overcome with bad smell; County looking into it

    Something stinks in Elmhurst. Quite literally. Around 2 p.m. Tuesday, people who live in the suburb started to smell something a little off, which then became unbearable. Wednesday afternoon, the city of Elmhurst determined that the smell was coming from the DuPage County quarry just south of North Ave and east of Route 83. DuPage County staff has identified the cause of the odor as an algal bloom in the east lobe of the quarry. County staff is currently treating […]

  • Woman killed in house explosion

    A woman was killed in a home exploded overnight in LaSalle County. The explosion in the 300 block of Court Street was reported late Monday night in Streator, a city about 90 miles southwest of Chicago. Witnesses say the explosion shook homes from more than a block away. Fire crews remain on the scene, which is now just a pile of debris that used to be a house. Tim Davison says his 82 year old mother, Ethel, was in her […]


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