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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
  • Seen from SkyCam: Sculptures for peace at Palmisano Park

    CHICAGO — When you arrive at Palmisano Park, you’re greeted by large stones. They’re a reminder to visitors of the history there: It used to be an old stone quarry, before it was transformed into a park in 2009. But it’s not the stones WGN saw from the SkyCam9 helicopter; on top of the park’s hill, there are 12 Buddha sculptures, placed in a circle. They sit in one large circle above, and a smaller circle below, so people walking along […]

  • Police departments poised to go green

    BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. — Police departments have a lot of vehicles in their fleets and burn through quite a bit of fuel out there on the roads. That’s why Chicago Clean Cities is urging them to look toward alternative fuels to save money and go green. Representatives from about 30 municipalities in the Chicago area came to Advanced V-Tech today in Buffalo Grove. Chicago Clean Cities hosted the event to show police departments that, in the long run, they’d save […]

  • Protesters march in Chicago for anti-police brutality demonstration

    CHICAGO — Protesters gathered Tuesday in Chicago’s Loop in the latest demonstrations against police brutality. Images showed what appeared to be hundreds gathering downtown and marching through the streets. Many began near Daley Plaza and then marched westbound on Washington. Police followed the demonstrators on the streets in an effort to keep them on the sidewalk. Things got tense as the march went on between police and demonstrators, and at least two arrests have been made. A similar protest took place […]

  • Several injured when Megabus crashes in Indiana

    EDINBURGH, Ind. — Indiana State Police say 19 people sustained non-life-threatening injuries when a Megabus struck the back of a stopped semi-truck on Interstate 65. Trooper John Perrine says the crash happened around 5:30 a.m. Monday in Johnson County near Edinburgh, about 35 miles south of Indianapolis. Perrine says the semi-truck was stopped because of construction and the Megabus didn’t stop quickly enough. The Megabus struck the back of the semi-truck, pushing the truck into two passenger vehicles. Perrine says all […]

  • Month after crude oil derailment, residents express rail safety concerns to Sen. Durbin

    BARRINGTON, Ill — One month after a train carrying crude oil derailed and set fire in Galena, leaders in Barrington met with Senator Dick Durbin today to push for safer rail traffic through their community. Barrington leaders and several others in the areas that have communities along train tracks and saw what happened in Galena last month. Thankfully the fiery crash was in a remote area outside of town and there were no injuries. But leaders in Barrington and elsewhere […]

  • Cubs vs. Cardinals game postponed due to expected rain; some fans skeptical

    CHICAGO — Tuesday night’s game between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field has been postponed due to a forecast of rain and potential sub-freezing wind chills, the Cubs announced Tuesday. A make-up date has not yet been announced. “Fans are encouraged to retain their tickets from tonight’s postponed game to use for the rescheduled contest,” the team said in a statement. However some fans remained skeptical Tuesday, saying the team has played in worse conditions before. There […]

  • Suburban family’s story of surviving a fire offers insight, advice

    EVANSTON — WGN’s Sarah Jindra starts a news segment called “Seen from Skycam” which will feature updates on stories first reported by her in her afternoon SkyCam9 flights. SkyCam9 flew over a house fire in Evanston earlier this year and at the time, the only reports were that it was an attic fire and crews were fighting it in a  negative 30 degree wind-chill. The home belongs to the Schriners, a family of six, who just moved in six weeks […]

  • Cubs say video board will be ready by Sunday’s opening game

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are promising to monitor dust and noise to ensure Wrigley Field renovation work doesn’t spoil games for fans or players. Vice President of Ballpark Operations Carl Rice updated reporters Tuesday on the $575 million, multi-year project to renovate the 101-year-old stadium. He says the huge video board in left field will be operational by opening night Sunday. The ivy-covered outfield wall has been re-assembled, and restored statues of Ernie Banks and Ron Santo also […]

  • Illinois Tollway wants to keep drivers focused with new ‘safe phone zones’

    CHICAGO — The Illinois Tollway has a new plan to keep drivers focused on the road. Monday it unveiled “safe phone zones,” encouraging drivers to pull of the road to text, check email and make calls. Drivers will see those safe phone zones pop up inside the Tollway’s six oasis locations within the next month. The goal is to promote safety and prevent crashes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are about 660,000 drivers using cell phones […]

  • New AAA study says teen distracted driving much worse than previously thought

    CHICAGO – A new study by AAA says teen drivers are even more distracted than we thought. According to the study, distractions cause nearly 60 percent of all crashes involving teen drivers. That’s four times more than previously estimated. We all know cell phone use is a big distraction, but the study found the biggest distraction for teens is actually interacting with other passengers while driving. According to the new study, 12 percent of teen driver crashes are caused by […]


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