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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    40 years later, sinking of Edmund Fitzgerald still resonates

    Forty years later, the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald is still one of the most well-known disasters on the Great Lakes. On the afternoon of November 9, 1975,  the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald took off from Superior, Wisconsin. They were set to deliver a load of iron ore to Detroit Michigan.  It was a routine trip for the Fitz. But on day two of the trip, while still in Lake Superior, a storm came, with high winds and waves.  That night, the […]

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    9-year-old shot and killed on Chicago’s South Side

    CHICAGO – A 9-year-old boy was shot and killed on Chicago’s South Side. Tyshawn Lee was shot multiple times in an alley Monday afternoon near 80th and Damen in the Auburn neighborhood. Tyshawn was a student at Scott Joplin Elementary. Police continue to investigate. Community Activist Andrew Holmes said he’s heard the child was caught in the middle of gang crossfire and that several people involved in the incident were seen running from the alley, He and St. Sabinas Father […]

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    Video shows importance of lights for bike safety

    The Chicago area is said to be bike friendly.  But the relationship between cyclists and drivers is crucial to making the city safe. As Daylight Savings times arrives, it’s a good reminder for drivers to take extra care to notice cyclists on the dark roads.  And for bikers to be easily seen. Safety advocated have a new video showing how crucial it is to have a light on your bike at night. WGN’s Sarah Jindra has details.

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    Obama’s Chicago visit: Where he’ll be and when so you can avoid traffic

    CHICAGO — President Obama is in Chicago Tuesday for several events. If you’re driving in and around the city, you can expect motorcades and street closures during his visit. Here’s where he’ll be throughout the day (so you can avoid the traffic mess): Obama arrived at O’Hare Airport shortly after 1 p.m., and he was transported by air to the lakefront. He will deliver remarks at 2 p.m. at the 122nd Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive. At […]

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    No injuries reported in West Loop building collapse

    CHICAGO — No one was injured this afternoon when part of a concrete wall inside a Loop high- rise building collapsed. All workers were accounted for. The building at 150 North Riverside Plaza is under construction.  The building is being built over Metra and Amtrak lines north of Union Station and west of the Chicago River.

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    South Side business recognized for green efforts

      CHICAGO — When a Chicago area business goes green in a big way, Skycam 9 notices. Testa Produce is a produce distributor that has been in Chicago for more than 100 years. In 2011, the Testa family built a new state of the art green facility in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. They built a 24 million dollar facility with help from grants and city incentives.   The hope is that the extra money spent on going green will […]

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    FINAL: Cubs fall to Mets 5-2 in Game 3, trail NLCS 3-0

    CHICAGO — Call it “do or die” if you want — or don’t. The Chicago Cubs are back in the comfort of home for Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. After losing the first two on the road, the Cubs will face the New York Mets in hopes of avoiding a 3-0 deficit in the NLCS. Tuesday night will be a crucial game for Chicago; only one MLB team, the 2004 Boston Red Sox, has ever come back to win […]

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    Cubs-Mets Game 3 at Wrigley: How to get there, where to park, etc

    CHICAGO — Cubs fans have already flooded into Wrigleyville a couple of hours before Game 3, hoping for a home win. If you’re coming to Wrigley to watch the game from the stadium or one of the bars, keep some things in mind. First off, parking restrictions: there will be no parking on Clark, Sheffield, Addison and Racine from Tuesday through 4 a.m. Friday. There are also street closures in place on Sheffield and Waveland. Police say they may close more streets after the game if […]

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    Friends, fans or foes? Cubs wild card game has one office choosing sides

    BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – —  Cubs fans are pumped for tonight but what about all the White Sox fans whose season is over? WGN’s Sarah Jindra talked with employees at Multimedia Sales and Marketing in Buffalo Grove.  There’s superfans for both teams in that office and Sarah found out how they’re getting along.

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    Seen from SkyCam: Water now land on Fullerton lakefront

    CHICAGO — The lakefront is transforming by Fullerton Avenue. What used to be water is now land. WGN’s Sarah Jindra has had a birds-eye view of the Fullerton Lakefront Expansion Project for the last year, and is here with more on the transformation in her “Seen from SkyCam” segment.


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