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
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    Cyclist-driver relationship at the heart of new Chicago play

    CHICAGO — There’s a new play in Chicago about a bicyclist who is hit and killed by a car. It’s inspired by a real life crash that happened to Brendan Smith, an avid cyclist who was involved in a serious crash five years ago at Racine and Roscoe. The driver ran a red and hit him, then fled the scene. “My nose was broken and my ear was shredded,” Smith said. Thankfully, Smith is ok with help from physical therapy for […]

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    Arrests made as protesters disrupt traffic downtown

    CHICAGO — Arrests have been made during Wednesday evening protests in downtown Chicago. Chicago police had traffic blocked off on Adams Street near State Street. Streets were later reopened but some protesters remained. The demonstrators say they are marching against deadly police force. Their goal is to disrupt evening rush hour. Expect delays downtown. #CHICAGO: Protesters against police brutality are gathered @ near Jackson/State St. #SkyCam9 — WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) March 2, 2016 #CHICAGO: Protesters are now heading NB along […]

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    New traffic data helps you plan your commute better

    CHICAGO — Want to know where your commute is most dangerous? Newly-plotted data can show you just that. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, or CMAP, has plotted where exactly crashes keep popping up, in hopes it will help facilitate change at those spots to make the roads safer. The agency plotted out the crashes on all the expressways and tollways between 2008 and 2012 to get a better feel for the trouble spots. CMAP compared the crash data for each road to […]

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    Full schedule of closures: Western Avenue overpass demolition to begin

    CHICAGO — Deconstruction of the Western Avenue overpass at Belmont begins Monday afternoon. The crumbling viaduct is over 50 years old, and taking it apart is expected to take six months. During that time, traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions. Once its down, two lanes in each direction will be open. After 18 months, the viaduct will be replaced with a new intersection at Western, Belmont, and Clybourn Avenues. Western will have three lanes of traffic during the […]

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    CTU, supporters gather for protest march downtown

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Teachers Union and their supporters are gathering for a protest march downtown. They plan to head to the River Point development project on Lake Street, which is being built with nearly 30 million dollars in TIF funds. It’s money the CTU says could be better used to help stop the next round of upcoming layoffs at Chicago’s public schools.

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    NW Indiana continues winter storm cleanup

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Northwest Indiana bore the brunt of a winter storm that left as much as 15 inches of snow in places and caused mass flight cancellations at the region’s air hub in Chicago. Authorities declared a State of Emergency in: Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newton Counties. Those have since been lifted. Roads are beginning to open to the public, but drivers should still exercise caution. The National Weather Service says the highest snow totals were in Indiana’s Lake […]

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    Latest traffic report from Sarah Jindra

    CHICAGO — Traffic officials are urging only essential and emergency travel in parts of Indiana. There are reports of stranded motorists in Kankakee County, among other places in the South Suburbs and Northwest Indiana. Some viewers sent in their traffic pictures, including one of a downed traffic light on Sheridan at Briar downtown. The winds are blamed for blowing it over.

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    Truck rollover on southbound I-294, heavy delays expected

    CHICAGO — Expect major delays on I-294 southbound Tuesday night after a truck rollover at Archer and I-294.  It happened on the ramp from Archer to SB I-294, but traffic on I-294 is backed up to Grand Ave as everyone slows to look at the damage on the ramp.  Workers are removing the cargo to get the truck upright and off the roadway.

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    Body found on top of Metra train

    CHICAGO — A body was found electrocuted on top of one of Metra’s electric cars in Kensington Yard at 123rd and Indiana. Although it’s a storage yard, the electricity on the track is still working. The victim is not a Metra employee. Because the incident is in the holding yard, it won’t affect evening commuters. Emergency crews are working to remove the body and identify the victim.

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    Seen from SkyCam: Rubix cube-like structure turns out to be ‘artists monument’

    CHICAGO — There’s a new art exhibit in Grant Park that WGN traffic reporter Sarah Jindra spotted while flying over the city. What appeared to be a rubix cube-like structure turned out to be a tribute to about 400,000 artists from around the world. “There’s monuments and memorials to all kinds of other things, usually to tragedies, I thought, ‘Why not make a monument to creativity, and just to people?'” said Tony Tasett, who created the piece. The names are etched onto acrylic […]


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