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

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    Labor Day Weekend expected to be busiest on the roads since 2008

    Police officers are stepping up patrols this Labor Day Weekend to help keep the roads safe.   It’s expected to be the most traveled Labor Day Weekend since 2008 thanks in part to lower gas prices. Officials say they will be looking for what they call The Fatal Four: Seatbelts, speeding, cell phones and drunk drivers. Their goal is to stop preventable crashes and deaths. With added traffic on the roads, police are reminding drivers to wear their seat belts, slow […]

  • Old CTA ‘El’ stop materials up for auction

    CHICAGO — If you ever wanted to own a piece of Chicago’s Loop history, tonight’s your chance. Preservation groups are auctioning off parts of the old Wabash/Madison CTA station, which the CTA closed earlier this year to make way for a new Washington/Wabash station, set to open in 2016. When the old station started coming down, the CTA decided to donate some its pieces to local preservation groups. Those groups have partnered with Preservation Chicago to auction off some of […]

  • 2 dead, 6 injured in hazmat situation in unincorporated Des Plaines

    UNINCORPORATED DES PLAINES, Ill. — Two people died and six others were injured in a hazardous materials situation in unincorporated Des Plaines. Multiple fire departments worked on the scene into the night Thursday in the 9400 block of Harrison Street near Potter Road in Maine Township, near Apollo School. Among those hospitalized were four Cook County sheriff’s deputies. They have since been treated and released. One person from inside the home has been taken to an area hospital in critical condition. The person who called […]

  • See how Metra renovates its cars

    CHICAGO — According to Progressive Railroading Magazine, one of Metra’s young employees is a “rising star” in the rail industry. She helps take those old worn-looking rail cars and makes them new again. She’s just 30 years old, and is already helping run Metra’s train car rehab program. Mechanical engineer Lexie Walker started working in the field for Metra straight out of college, worked her way up and now she helps run the rehab program. Currently, Walker and her co-workers are rehabbing rail cars built […]

  • Ramp closings begin for major phase of Byrne Interchange project

    CHICAGO –A major phase of the Byrne Interchange project for underway just before midnight Wednesday. IDOT will be installing the steel beams for the new flyover ramp that will take the inbound Dan Ryan traffic to westbound I-290. Just before midnight Wednesday, IDOT will close the ramp from IB Kennedy to EB Congress. It will remain shut down until Aug 31. At 10 p.m.  Friday, Aug 21st, IDOT will close EB Congress/290 at the circle. At 5 a.m. Saturday, Aug 22nd, IDOT […]

  • New initiative hopes to improve rail safety

    You may have noticed more police officers on Metra this morning or at local train   crossings.  It was part of an exercise to promote safety on the tracks. When an accident happens on the train tracks, of course it first and foremost impacts the person or people hit and their families.  But it also impacts the train engineer, conductors, the responding police officers and the coroner.  So representatives from each of those groups joined together today to help promote safety […]

  • Kennedy shooting is 26th expressway shooting this year

    CHICAGO — The Illinois State Police says it is working to increase its expressway patrols after an early morning shooting on the Kennedy Expressway this morning. The shooting remains under investigation.  It was the 26th shooting on an area expressway this year. Just after 5 a.m., a man was driving to work at O’Hare heading outbound on the Kennedy.  His fiancé says an SUV cut over into his lane began shooting near Sayre Ave. The SUV followed him until he got […]

  • Yacht club worker credited with helping men after car plunges into lake

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — An employee at the Waukegan Yacht Club is being credited with helping two men escape serious injury after their car went into Lake Michigan Tuesday afternoon. From his office window, 27-year-old Dave Shaw saw the car crash through a cement planter.  The experienced lifeguard ran out and jumped into the water.  A second yacht club employee threw-in a life preserver. Witnesses tell us one man in the car stayed in the vehicle for a while finishing a cigarette. […]

  • Englewood residents’ fight vs. railroad hits climax

    CHICAGO — They call it their David versus Goliath fight: Englewood residents are up against the railroad as it pushes to take over their land. You can tell it used to be a neighborhood, but now, it’s scattered homes here and there, mainly just plots sitting empty. As it turns out, the Norfolk Southern railroad has been buying up land since 2008 to expand its rail yard. But there are still some property owners left there who don’t want to […]

  • Memorial Day brings traffic, tourists to Chicago

    Chicago-area weekend events and slowdowns: Aug. 7-9

    CHICAGO — Traveling in or around Chicago this weekend? Here’s what you need to know: CTA BROWN LINE WORK Brown line trains will be rerouted into the Red Line subway between Armitage and the Loop from 8 p.m. Friday, August 7 to 4 a.m. Monday, August 10 for construction. Also expect temporary street closures on parts of Ohio and Ontario throughout the weekend. More information: BUD BILLIKEN PARADE King Drive to Washington Park Saturday, August 8 from 10 a.m. […]


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