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
  • Distracted Driving Week

    CHICAGO — The week of June 12 will be Distracted Driving Week on WGN Evening News at 5 p.m. WGN Traffic Reporter Sarah Jindra will talk to victims of distracted driving and those who are trying to stop it. Sarah will show viewers apps that keep themselves as well as teen drivers from engaging in distracted driving. We’ll follow along on a police sting to catch distracted drivers and spread awareness. And finally, we’re sharing stories of distracted driving victims […]

  • Millions of miles donated in Make-A-Wish miles drive

    CHICAGO — Thanks to your generous donations, kids across the state will see their wishes come true. Today, Chicago’s Very Own WGN teamed up with Make-A-Wish Illinois for a day-long airline miles drive to support the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions. Many courageous kids and families shared their stories during the miles drive at Gatx Corporation. Thanks to your donations, more than four million airline miles were brought in to help make wishes come true. This year, Make […]

  • Summer slowdowns: What to expect with Metra stations, tracks and road crossings

    This week, WGN’s Sarah Jindra is talking to the region’s top transportation officials about the slowdowns commuters can expect on the roads and rails this summer and beyond. In Friday’s piece, she sits down with Don Orseno, CEO of Metra. Here’s a look at the major projects to watch for: STATION IMPROVEMENTS Improvements are planned for 29 of Metra’s 241 stations this year, including five stations along the BNSF Line to Aurora. Workers will rebuild the stairs at the Harlem Avenue Station […]

  • West Suburban school builds free library memorial for two former students

    WESTMONT, Ill. — A west suburban elementary school is helping keep the memory of two former students alive. Students at Manning Elementary School raised money by selling little holly-gram greetings. Thanks to their fundraising and other donations, the school created an outdoor space with a bench and two little free libraries, all in memory of two former students. 1st grader Max Ledwon reads on the bench that is a memorial to his sister Lindsey. “Lindsey loved it here, so having […]

  • Summer construction season: What to expect on area expressways

    This week, WGN’s Sarah Jindra is talking to the region’s top transportation officials about the slowdowns commuters can expect on the roads and rails this summer and beyond.  The head of IDOT didn’t participate in our series, however we were able to sit down with the Engineer of Project Implementation, Steve Travia, and he gave us a good look at what to watch for on the roads. Here’s a look at the major projects to watch for: Cumberland Flyover IDOT […]

  • Upgrades, improvements, delays: What CTA riders can expect this summer

    This week, WGN’s Sarah Jindra is talking to the region’s top transportation officials about the slowdowns commuters can expect on the roads and rails this summer and beyond.  In Wednesday’s piece, she sits down with CTA President, Dorval Carter, to discuss the big projects impacting CTA riders. Here’s a look at the major projects to watch for:   95th Street Terminal Improvement Project The CTA is continuing work this year to reconstruct the 95th Red Line Station. Construction of the […]

  • Summer construction in the city: What to expect on Chicago streets

    This week, WGN’s Sarah Jindra is talking to the region’s top transportation officials about the slowdowns commuters can expect on the roads and rails this summer and beyond.  In Tuesday’s piece, she sits down with CDOT Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld to discuss the big projects in the City of Chicago. Here’s a look at the major projects to watch for:   Western/Belmont/Clybourn Reconstruction In 2016, crews demolished the deteriorating Western Ave viaduct at Belmont/Clybourn.  It is now a 5-way intersection with […]

  • Watch out for these construction projects on Illinois tollways this summer

    CHICAGO — WGN’s Sarah Jindra spoke to the region’s top transportation officials about the slowdowns commuters can expect on the roads and rails this summer and beyond. In part one of this series, here’s a look at the major projects to watch for on Illinois’ tollways: I-294 THE TRISTATE TOLLWAY Mile Long Bridge Repair Project The Illinois Tollway has begun repairs to the “Mile Long Bridge”, which is the bridge between 75th and Archer. They plan to replace pavement and make […]

  • Game on! What really happens during Skilling’s forecast?

    What exactly happens during Tom Skilling’s full forecast? WGN’s Sarah Jindra  received that very question from a viewer recently.  They wondered what do Mark and Micah do while Tom Skilling is giving his weather report. Sarah gives you a behind the scenes look at what goes down.

  • 605 mpg student-built vehicle crushes in energy efficient race

    A new competition in Illinois judges how well high school students can build energy efficient vehicles. Last year, some local students went to this competition in Wisconsin.  It was so successful that Illinois started its own. Instead of racing for speed, they are racing to see whose car can get the best gas mileage. Students in the area spent this school year building single passenger vehicles in their engineering and manufacturing courses. Monday they got to put the vehicles to […]