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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    1 person in custody after robbery and car chase on West Side

    CHICAGO — One man is in custody after a robbery and police chase on the West Side. Police say a robbery happened at 23rd and Washtenaw and the suspect gave chase until they ditched their car at Springfield & Grenshaw. WGN’s Sarah Jindra is saying there is a lot of police activity surrounding the area and to watch out for traffic. Stay tuned for more on this breaking story.  

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    Adams Street Bridge will be closed to traffic for 13 months

    CHICAGO — A major reconstruction project downtown means the Adams Street Bridge will be closing for more than a year. Starting tonight the bridge across the South Branch of the Chicago river will close to car and truck traffic. Pedestrians will still be able to use the bridge except for a couple of months later this year. Many commuters use the Adams Street Bridge to reach Union Station. The closure also will affect seven CTA bus routes downtown.

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    Big construction closure expected to snarl weekend traffic

    CHICAGO — Crews will close part of the Jane Byrne Interchange this weekend for the construction of a pier needed to build the new NB Dan Ryan to WB I-290 flyover ramp. Starting at 10 p.m. tonight, crews will close the ramp from the IB Kennedy to WB I-290. It will be shut down until 4 a.m. on Monday. Traffic will be detoured to the SB Dan Ryan exit at 18th Street where they can re-enter the Dan Ryan heading […]

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    Elwood residents campaign for safer roads after deadly truck accidents

    ELWOOD, Ill. — Residents in Elwood are fighting for safer roads after they say increased truck traffic is causing roads to be dangerous, sometimes deadly. Last year, more than 900 crashes involving trucks in Will County killed 20 people and injured 156. Residents blame truck traffic on the “Largest Inland Port in North America” — where trucks connect with railroad containers and then deliver goods across the country — that lies on 6500 acres south of I-80. The village of […]

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    Child in critical condition after being struck by Pace bus

    WOODSTOCK, Ill. — A child is in critical condition after being struck by Pace bus in a Woodstock, Ill., Wal-Mart parking lot. About 3:30 p.m. the Woodstock Fire department was called to a Wal-Mart at 1275 Lake Avenue in Woodstock where they they found a Pace bus had struck a child. The child was airlifted to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill., in critical condition, according to Woodstock Fire Department captain Brendan Parker. Fire officials did not confirm the age or gender of […]

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    Getting your car ready for winter, and staying safe on the roads

    ​ CHICAGO — With the winter conditions and temperatures dropping, it’s more important than ever to make sure you and your vehicle are ready for the road. Main roads are clear of snow, but keep in mind could still see slick spots, or run into engine problems because of the cold temperatures.. About 30 vehicles were involved in a pile up just outside Indianapolis Tuesday morning. And closer to home, we saw several serious crashes, including one on the Ike, thanks to the winter weather. AAA is […]

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    Western/Belmont bridge demolition expected to create mess for traffic

    CHICAGO – A bridge built in the 1960s to help ease traffic near the old Riverview Amusement Park is coming down next month. It’s going to be a mess during construction. Currently when you’re traveling up and down Western Avenue, there’s a bridge that flies over Belmont Avenue. That bridge is being demolished, and Western/Belmont/Clybourn will become a five-way intersection. Many commuters are ready for this old, deteriorating bridge to come down. The city says it’s coming down next month. The city […]

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    FAA releases new drone app

    The FAA released its new drone app Wednesday. The app shows you where exactly you can fly based on your location and the options are slim. It’s called B4UFLY now available free in the app store for iPhone users and in beta form for Android users. The goal is to show drone users exactly where they can and cannot fly. Currently, the app gives user information about heliports but gives no contact information or way to reach out. So you’ll have to find that […]

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    Woman, 21, dies in bus accident on I-55

    CHICAGO — A 21-year-old woman has died in a charter bus accident on the inbound Stevenson Expressway Monday morning. She has been identified as Nicole M. Underwood of Des Moines, Iowa. At about 6:45 a.m., a Burlington Trailways bus was traveling on I-55 northbound near Damen, when for unknown reasons, lost control and struck a construction arrow board sign. Four other passengers were sent to the hospital in stable condition with injuries that appeared not to be life-threatening. At this time, […]

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    Get a drone for Christmas? Here’s an overview of the rules for flying it

    Experts are predicting 400,000  drones will be solid this holiday season and 700,000  for the year. With new federal and local drone rules in place, some newcomers are worried about what they have to do to avoid fines or arrest because federal and local governments are stepping in with new rules to keep people safe. Before your first flight, you have to head online and register your drone with the FAA. The person registering the drone has to be more […]


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