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Sarah-Jindra

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.


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    Concerns grow after second deadly crash in construction zone

    The Illinois tollway and state police are planning added safety measures on the Jane Addams tollway in the coming weeks after two fatal crashes in the construction zone in less than a month. Today’s fatal crash happened in the I-90 construction zone during National Work Zone Awareness Week. A van heading westbound on the Jane Addams Tollway collided with a tow truck past Roselle Rd.  The driver the van, a 79-year-old from Elgin was killed and the tow truck driver […]

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    Authorities urge more safety in work zones

    CHICAGO — Police and roadway workers are urging drivers to slow down and pay attention. Their message comes as part of National Work Zone Safety Week. Any driver who heads into Chicago off the Dan Ryan, Ike or Kennedy will see the massive Jane Byrne interchange project, mounds of construction equipment and workers doing their jobs right by passing vehicles. It’s not just workers at risk. Other drivers are too. Last year there were 4,300 work-zone crashes in Illinois construction […]

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    Cubs fans flood Wrigley for opening day

    CHICAGO — Cubs fans flooded Wrigleyville today for the 2016 Home Opener. The Cubs welcome the Cincinnati Reds for tonight’s 7 p.m. game. Construction still surround the ballpark and fans are asked to arrive early for new security procedures. Besides security though, there are other new features – and food – that will greet fans this year and make the Friendly Confines even friendlier.

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    Cold, blustery Opening Day doesnt dampen Sox fans’ spirits

    CHICAGO — The White Sox home opener  had fans bundled up and dealing with snow. Many fans came prepared to stick out the crazy April weather.  They layered up from head to toe. Some said they may not last all nine innings. Still others stuck it out from tailgating early in the day to the final out. WGN’s Amy Rutledge and Sarah Jindra spoke with fans.  

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    Three cheers for … potholes? New experiment shows the damage they can do

    CHICAGO — What if instead of trying to avoid potholes you tried to hit every one you passed? That’s exactly what a new experiment underway in Chicago is doing. They’re hitting all the potholes they can during one week on the roads in Chicago. The “Pothole Dummy” is an experiment to see just how bad pothole damage can be.  They’re goal is to see the car before and after the week of hitting potholes.  And they want to use this extreme […]

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    Man arrested for using fake Metra ticket

    CHICAGO —  There’s a new warning for Metra riders.  If you’re caught using a fake virtual ticket, you will face charges and your phone will be taken away. The warning comes after an arrest yesterday.  The Ventra app launched in November allowing Metra riders to purchase fares on their phones and use the phone as a mobile ticket. This is the first time since the app launch that Metra has charged someone with trying to fake that virtual ticket to pay […]

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    Metra tests new surveillance cameras

    CHICAGO — Metra riders may notice a new eye in the sky on board. The agency is now testing small surveillance cameras on one of its electric cars. The movie is a pilot program to see how cameras could help Metra in the future. If you ride the Metra electric line ,one of the cars is now equipped with 11 cameras, testing how they work at all angles. Metra’s ultimate goal is to have cameras like this on its full fleet — but the […]

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    Cyclist-driver relationship at the heart of new Chicago play

    CHICAGO — There’s a new play in Chicago about a bicyclist who is hit and killed by a car. It’s inspired by a real life crash that happened to Brendan Smith, an avid cyclist who was involved in a serious crash five years ago at Racine and Roscoe. The driver ran a red and hit him, then fled the scene. “My nose was broken and my ear was shredded,” Smith said. Thankfully, Smith is ok with help from physical therapy for […]

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    Arrests made as protesters disrupt traffic downtown

    CHICAGO — Arrests have been made during Wednesday evening protests in downtown Chicago. Chicago police had traffic blocked off on Adams Street near State Street. Streets were later reopened but some protesters remained. The demonstrators say they are marching against deadly police force. Their goal is to disrupt evening rush hour. Expect delays downtown. #CHICAGO: Protesters against police brutality are gathered @ near Jackson/State St. #SkyCam9 pic.twitter.com/VvrDm56XzQ — WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) March 2, 2016 #CHICAGO: Protesters are now heading NB along […]

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    New traffic data helps you plan your commute better

    CHICAGO — Want to know where your commute is most dangerous? Newly-plotted data can show you just that. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, or CMAP, has plotted where exactly crashes keep popping up, in hopes it will help facilitate change at those spots to make the roads safer. The agency plotted out the crashes on all the expressways and tollways between 2008 and 2012 to get a better feel for the trouble spots. CMAP compared the crash data for each road to […]