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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    Lane coming to the inbound Kennedy to help ease congestion

    IDOT is planning to add a lane to part of the inbound Kennedy to help ease congestion. The project is going to add a lane on the inbound side of the Kennedy from Cumberland to Harlem. IDOT is hoping that the lane, along with a new Cumberland flyover ramp, will help ease traffic in the area. Currently, I-90 the Jane Addams Tollway and I-190 all merge  into the Kennedy.  And the tollway is currently adding another lane to I-90.  So by the end […]

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    SkyCam’s tiny fans get a look at the helicopter – and more!

    CHICAGO — Skycam 9’s tiniest fans came to check out the helicopter today. Parent’s tell WGN ‘s Sarah Jindra all the time that their child loves when the helicopter comes on the news. Last year, she invited a nearby daycare last year to come check out the helicopter.  Today she asked another one if they’d like to come see it.  And they loved it too!. They also got a tour of other scenes around WGN including trucks, the weather center and […]

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    Chicago Gateway Green celebrates 30 years

    A Chicago non-profit that helps beautify Chicago’s expressways is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Chicago Gateway Green is helping transform what you see out your car window. Many buildings in the city are going green this week and lighting the skyline green to help promote the organization’s annual Green Tie ball this weekend. The event helps raise money to bring beautiful sculptures, trees and flowers to Chicago’s gateways, neighborhoods and expressways. WGN’s Sarah Jindra has more on the organization’s history and […]

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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 […]