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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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    Several injured when Chicago-bound Amtrak train hits semi in Indiana

    About two dozen people are recovering from injuries tonight after an Amtrak train headed for Chicago hit a semi just outside LaFayette Indiana. Of the 24 people injured, 16 were treated and released at the scene. The others went to the hospital with minor injuries and have since been released. The passengers who didn’t go to the hospital continued on shuttle buses. Authorities say the driver of the truck, who was on US 421, says he saw the train coming […]

  • Scattering your loved ones ashes… in space? Company provides ultimate send off for one Chicago man

    You’ve heard about scattering your loved ones ashes at sea, but how about sending them into space? If you don’t want a typical funeral or burial, there’s definitely nothing typical about the service Celestis provides. It costs anywhere from $1000 to $12,000. You can send your loved ones ashes into zero gravity and then they come back down. Or, on the higher end, a rocket will take the ashes up to the moon where they combust and scatter for a […]

  • Passengers injured in a Megabus crash join lawsuit

    More passengers are joining a lawsuit against Megabus after the bus they were riding in flipped over earlier this month, injuring dozen of people on board. Eight passengers are suing, saying the windshield wipers on the bus weren’t working properly the night of the crash. They say they believe the crash would have been prevented if Megabus took the bus out of commission. “Very much scared, I thought to myself, I will not survive,” passenger Dhileep Sathiakumar told WGN. He […]

  • Member of suburban school board calling for federal investigation into practices

    Drama between members of the Thornton Township school board continued Thursday as one member asked the federal government to step in and investigate its practices. Several former and current school board members claim the board is guilty of several things from breaking the open meetings act to unfair hiring and nepotism to illegal spending of taxpayer dollars. One board member filed a letter with the U.S attorney’s office asking for a federal investigation into the matter. Edward Crayton says just […]

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    Complex bridge lift allows boats to be stored for the winter in Chicago

  • Indiana murders spotlight Gary’s problem with abandoned houses

    Several bodies linked to possible serial killer Darren Vann were found inside abandoned buildings throughout the city of Gary. Police went through at least 90 more abandoned buildings searching for any criminal activity and marking them for demolition. It’s a big task considering there are about 10,000 abandoned buildings in the city. The city has received nearly $9 million dollars in federal money to help with blight removal. Because of the Vann case, Gary officials created a new task force […]

  • Obama wraps up trip to Chicago with early voting, fundraiser

    President Obama continued his trip home in Chicago with a $10,000 dollar-a-head fundraiser in Lincoln Park Monday evening. It is the end of a whirlwind trip to the city to bolster Democrats before the November 4th mid-term elections. The president cast his vote early this morning on the South Side and last night he attended and spoke at an early voting rally for Gov Quinn. He returns to the White House tonight.

  • Cleanup continues after barge sinks in Chicago River

    Crews worked overnight to recover a barge that partially sank in the Chicago River on Friday. For now, it’s still there, just north of the Randolph Street bridge. The barge is full of clay meant to be used on the river walk expansion. A crane was used to remove the clay so that they could re-float the sinking barge. Boat traffic on the river has been limited since Saturday night.

  • Metra federal assessment released

    When it comes to safety on the rails, Metra has some room for improvement according to a safety assessment released today. The Federal Railroad Administration decided to take a look at Metra’s safety practices after three serious incidents occurred in an eight day period this summer. Two of the incidents involved engineers speeding on the Rock Island Line and one involved an engineer passing through a stop signal on the electric line. Metra dismissed one of the engineers involved and the […]

  • From paper ticket to tap, Ventra app help CTA, Pace and Metra riders

    Public transit fare cards and tickets may soon become a thing of the past.  Today CTA, Pace and Metra announced plans for a new phone app that will allow mobile passes. The new app is supposed to be a one-stop shop for commuters right at your fingertips. The biggest difference right will be for Metra riders who are still using paper tickets. The app will roll out in phases. First, riders will be able to check balances, add value and […]


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