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
  • Family Day marks the closing act of the Chicago Auto Show

    CHICAGO — Today is the final day of the this year’s Chicago Auto Show. Many families were in attendance at McCormick Place on today’s Presidents Day holiday, also the auto show’s fourth annual family day. From sitting in cars and picking their favorites, to building Lego Batmobiles or turning into Stormtroopers, family day provided adults and kids alike with plenty to do throughout the day. WGN’s Sarah Jindra explores all the excitement taking place today. The Auto Show closes at […]

  • WGN crew brings Valentine’s Day greetings to local children’s hospital

    There were a lot of Valentine’s Day smiles this morning at a west suburban hospital thanks to a special visit and some special Valentines from some of the WGN crew. Amy Rutledge and Sarah Jindra were there to help bring a little love to some sick kiddos this holiday.  And they were joined by a special guest.

  • Metra board to release confidential information on ousted CEO

    From hands-free sneezers to seat hogs, Metra riders share their biggest pet peeves

    CHICAGO — A January customer survey asked Metra riders to vote for the most annoying things they’ve witnessed during their commute. The most (un)popular pet peeves will be highlighted in an upcoming marketing campaign that reminds riders of the proper way to behave through social media posts and passive-aggressive posters. According to Metra’s survey, and Sarah Jindra’s (un)scientific Twitter poll, these are some of Metra riders’ biggest gripes: Keep it down! The most popular subject generally speaking was passenger noise, Metra said, with customers […]

  • Win a car at the Auto Show – for just 10 bucks!

    Friday is the Chicago’s Auto Show’s annual First Look for Charity. It’s a black tie event for a good cause.  Last year, they raised more than 2.6 million dollars and that money was given to  18 local charities. For those heading to the Auto Show in the next few days, there’s still a way to give back. A 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 could be yours for just $10. Throughout the Auto Show, you can buy raffle tickets for $10 each to win […]

  • Semi-autonomous technology on display at Auto Show

    Self-driving cars are coming and they’re currently being tested by companies around the country. They aren’t ready for consumers yet but there are vehicles available now with semi-autonomous features. It’s all being tested now by companies like Tesla, Google and Volvo. Volve plans to give 100 fully autonomous vehicles to drivers in Sweden by the end of the year. You won’t see any of these fully autonomous vehicles at the Auto Show but you will see many vehicles with semi-autonomous […]

  • The fun you’ll find at this year’s Chicago Auto Show

    CHICAGO —   The city revs up for the Chicago Auto Show this weekend at McCormick Place. WGN’s Sarah Jindra got a preview of what’s new and the fun you will find.   And catch our live special from the Auto Show this Saturday at 7 p.m. on WGN and wgntv.com. Sarah will be there, along with Erin Ivory and Marcus Leshock. They’ll show you the latest in auto technology and a variety of new cars on the market. If you […]

  • Film related fun at the Chicago Auto Show

    CHICAGO, Ill. — The Chicago Auto Show kicks off this weekend, and we’re getting a behind the scenes look at some movie themed car attractions that you can see at the show. That includes a Chevrolet Batmobile that’s made entirely of legos. The 344-thousand lego structure was inspired by the speedwagon that will be featured in the upcoming LEGO Batman Movie. It took 222 hours to design and more than 1800 hours to build. There’s also a great attraction for […]

  • Nightmare on Lake Street: 40 years after the worst CTA crash in history

    On February 4, 1977, two CTA elevated trains collided in Chicago’s Loop during rush hour on a Friday night, sending car after car onto the street below at Lake and Wabash. To this day, it’s the worst CTA crash in history. And, as WGN’s transportation reporter Sarah Jindra reports, Chicagoans who saw and worked the crash site, carry those images to this day. The National Transportation Safety Board ruled the cause of the crash human error. But, trains that once […]

  • Lawsuit filed over suburban red light cameras

    OAK BROOK TERRACE, Ill. — One suburban town is suing another after it installed red light cameras at a busy intersection. There’s new red light cameras at the corner of Route 83 and 22nd  street.  The city of Oak Brook Terrace got approval from IDOT to install the cameras there and they’re expected to be operational soon. But next door neighbors in Village of Oak Brook are trying to stop that from happening. Oak Brook filed a lawsuit against Oak Brook […]

  • Scathing report released on Metra: Are commuters’ safety at risk?

    Metra fare increase begins Wednesday

    Metra riders will have to start paying more to ride starting Wednesday. The Metra board voted on the hike at its meeting in November. One way tickets go up 25 cents.  10 ride passes go up $2.75 and monthly passes would go up about $11.75 in all zones. So depending on which zone you’re in and how far you travel, a monthly ticket holder will be paying anywhere from 4-12 percent more than they currently pay. People who use reduced […]