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 serves as the traffic reporter for WGN Morning News.

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
  • Crash victim has tearful reunion with rescue workers who saved her life

    CHICAGO — It seems like WGN covers crashes every day on the roads in the Chicago area, often showing them live from Skycam9 while reporters discuss what happened and the crash’s effects on travel times. But you rarely get to meet the people inside those vehicles, or hear the stories of first responders who save their lives. Until now. A drunk driver hit Erin Rollins while going the wrong direction on I-55 in 2014. She’s been recovering from the crash […]

  • Want a WGN News Super Fan Friday Flyover? Here’s how

      If you’re a WGN News Super Fan and want SkyCam9 to fly over your neighborhood, you’re in the right place! The flyovers happen on occasional Fridays, usually in our 7 a.m. newscasts and/or our 4 p.m. newscasts, weather and news coverage permitting. Scroll down to see examples of other flyovers. Please fill out the form below for a chance to get a  Friday Flyover — make sure you’re in WGN-TV’s local viewing area. Traffic reporters Sarah Jindra or Amy […]

  • Dance group stuck in standstill traffic performs on the Dan Ryan

      CHICAGO — Standstill traffic can make many people want to cry, but one group decided to grab their handkerchiefs and do a dance instead, making the most of their time as they got stuck this weekend. The Braintrust Morris Dancers and a musician from Pullman Morris & Sword were en route to a May Day performance in Pullman when they got stuck in standstill traffic on the Dan Ryan Sunday and decided to do a dance while they waited. […]

  • Woman shares personal tragedy to bring attention to distracted driving

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Charlene Sligting-Yorke visits high schools throughout Illinois and northern Indiana for AAA, teaching students about traffic safety. She was recently at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, giving six presentations. That means she is re-living the horrible night a distracted driver killed her dad, six times. “This is what’s left of my dad’s bike. You can see the skid marks. You can see how it just went across the ground,” she said, choking up. Her dad John Sligting […]

  • Semi crashes into gas station in Elk Grove Village

    ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — A semi truck crashed into a gas station in Elk Grove Village Friday morning. The accident happened after 6 a.m. on Rohlwing and Devon at a Marathon gas station. Hazmat teams were called to the scene as a precaution, but no major injuries were reported. ELK GROVE: Rohlwing And Devon blocked after crash sends semi into gas station. Thankfully, just minor injuries and no one had to be transported to the hospital. Hazmat teams called […]

  • Rare April snow causes slick roads for morning commute

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. — A rare snowfall in April is causing slick conditions during the Wednesday morning commute, especially in the northern suburbs and northwest Indiana. Traffic reporter Sarah Jindra reports that multiple crashes and stalls have been reported along US-41 in Lake Forest. Multiple crashes/stalls along 41 in Lake Forest due to slick conditions. See the latest info here: — Sarah Jindra (@SarahJindra) April 4, 2018 LAKE FOREST: @NancyLoo sees multiple crashes and vehicles in ditches along […]

  • Mystery solved! Meet the couple that got engaged on I-290

    CHICAGO — If you drove along I-290 last week, you may have spotted bright red letters asking: “♥ Annamarie, will you marry me?” WGN’s Sarah Jindra tracked down Annamarie — whose longtime boyfriend, Angel, popped the question using red pool noodles he cut into 2-inch strips and attached to a bridge. Angel said he’s known Annamarie for 14 years. On the day of the proposal, Angel feigned car trouble and asked Annamarie to pick him on the side of the […]

  • Tollway raises speed limit on I-90 Jane Addams

    CHICAGO — New speed limits are now in place on the Jane Addams Tollway (Interstate 90) after crews just finished installing the new signs. The changes include two stretches of roadway: -I-90 from Randall Rd to Mt. Prospect Rd: Now 70mph for cars, 65 mph for buses, 60 mph for trucks.  This is an increase from 55 mph. -I-90 from Mt. Prospect Rd to the Kennedy: Now 60 mph for all vehicles. This is an increase from 55 mph. The […]

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    ‘Extensive delays’ for Metra UP-NW trains after pedestrian struck, killed near Barrington

    BARRINGTON, Ill. — A pedestrian was fatally struck by a Metra train near Barrington. The accident happened around 6 a.m. Tuesday involving Metra UP-Northwest train #606. The person’s identity is unknown at this time. Metra says UP-NW trains may be operating with extensive delays due to the accident. Metra Alert UP-NW – Inbound and outbound trains may be operating with extensive delays, track #2 is open, train #606 struck a pedestrian — Metra UP-NW (@metraUPNW) March 27, 2018 CTA will […]

  • New long-term closure on I-290 Eisenhower Expressway

    CHICAGO – New long-term closure on I-290. Starting today, there’s a new long-term lane closure in place heading inbound on I-290 (The Eisenhower Expressway). Driver’s can expect one lane to be blocked EB I-290 from Ogden to Halsted through the Winter of 2019.  In addition, the ramp from EB I-290 to Racine will also be blocked.  The closures are necessary for work on the Jane Byrne Interchange Project.