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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    Heading to Wrigley(ville) for the World Series? Here are 8 things you need to know.

    CHICAGO — If you’re planning on joining the World Series celebrations in Wrigleyville this week, here’s what you need to know: 1. You won’t be alone.  The City is preparing for big crowds around Wrigley Field; when the cubs clinched on Saturday about 300,000 people celebrated around the stadium. 2. Parking will be a problem Parking restrictions will be in place around Wrigley Field, even for the away games on Tuesday and Wednesday (see graphic). 3. Watch out for additional closures The […]

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    PHOTOS: Cubs pride pops up on lawns across Chicagoland

    Cubs fans are showing their pride in a big way, and WGN Traffic Reporter Sarah Jindra has seen it from SkyCam9. Spotted in Lombard, a big Cubs logo painted right in the front lawn. Down below, are Chuck Wozniak and Dawn Peterson. It took them about an hour and a half to create their masterpiece using 20 cans of spray paint. “The neighbors, they stop, they cheered for us while we’re painting it,” Peterson said. “They take pictures, sometimes they’ll knock on the door […]

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    New ride-sharing service turns your car into a rental car

    CHICAGO — There’s a new ride-sharing company in Chicago that lets you rent your car out when you’re not using it. Getaround is like Airbnb, but for your car. Through peer-to-peer car sharing, car owners can rent out their cars for an hourly rate. “I rarely use a vehicle- if I do it’s on the weekends or in the evening once or twice a month, so it’s really convenient for me to have a car and have it used by […]

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    Blog: Cubs fall to Dodgers in Game 2

    CHICAGO — The Dodgers beat the Cubs at home Sunday night in Game 2 of the NLCS. The series is now tied 1-1. The series move to L.A. now for Game 3 on Tuesday. Below is a recap of Game 2.

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    Metra considering rate hikes

    Metra riders should get ready to pay more to ride. Today, the board proposed a rate hike. Here’s what the increase would mean for riders: One-way fare + .25 in all zones 10-ride fares + $2.75 in all zones Monthly passes + $11.75 in all zones   Reduced fare tickets would also go up. One way fare +.25 10-ride fare + $1.50 Monthly fare + $7.50   Weekend passes would stay the same. Overall, this comes to about at 5.8 […]

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    Study: Parents setting bad examples for their teen drivers

    A new study says parents today are worse at preparing their teens to drive than they were 10 years ago. The new AAA survey found adults are setting a bad example for kids behind the wheel.  And when they turn 16 and start to drive, they’re taking on bad habits. AAA says parents should lead by example and have conversations with their kids early and regularly about the dangers of speeding and distraction to help prevent deadly mistakes behind the […]

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    Cubs, Obama, marathon creating traffic woes all weekend long

    CHICAGO — It’s not just the Cubs games that will cause heavy traffic this weekend. You’ve also got closures for the marathon on Sunday, and President Obama is in town all weekend, so expect motorcade closures too. And get ready for gridlock. Baseball fever is heating up around Wrigley Field with the Cubbies in the playoffs. You can bet there will be a lot of traffic in the area, and the nearby construction isn’t helping. Parking restrictions are also in […]

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    From grease to gas: Partnership between restaurants, park district benefits all

    CHICAGO — From grease to gas: Partnership between restaurants, park district benefits all. Old cooking oil from some of your favorite fast food restaurants in Chicago is being reused to help fuel Chicago Park District vehicles. Restaurants like Portillo’s, Arby’s and Wendy’s  send off their old oil and it’s treated to become biodiesel. The park district uses that to fuel its vehicle saving about $40,000 dollars a year on gasoline.  The program started in 2012. It all happens thanks to […]

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    WGN’s Sarah Jindra’s bumpy Chicago firefighter training

    The Chicago Fire Department hosted a media day yesterday to show reporters what it takes to be one of Chicago’s bravest. WGN’s Sarah Jindra suited up at the Quinn Fire Academy, where candidates learn to become Chicago firefighters. There are currently 250 candidates in the academy working to become firefighters. See how Sarah did in the video above.

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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 […]