Sarah Jindra
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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
  • Chicago Marathon: Everything you need to know about road closures and public transit

    It’s one of the biggest annual events in Chicago and draws athletes and media from around the world. It’s time for the Chicago Marathon, and preparations are underway for the big race that will kick off on Sunday. Streets in Grant Park are already closed for marathon setup, and there will be more street closures along the race route starting at 7 a.m. Sunday. Starting at 1 a.m. Sunday, your car will be ticketed and towed if you’re parked along […]

  • Miscommunication leads to Cicero school lockdown

    A miscommunication lead to a school in Cicero being placed on lockdown Thursday. Authorities say around 10:30a.m., someone tried to open a door to a classroom at Abe Lincoln Elementary school in Cicero. The teacher of that classroom didn’t recognize the person and the person wasn’t wearing a visitors badge. So following standard procedure, the school was put on lockdown so they could determine who was in the building. Parents got a robocall about the lockdown. It was eventually discovered […]

  • How safe is hands-free technology for drivers?

    A new study says technology in your car meant to decrease distractions may actually be creating more distracted drivers WGN’s Sarah Jindra has more.

  • City prepares for first ever Great Chicago Fire Festival

    The City of Chicago is preparing for it’s first Chicago Fire Festival. On Saturday night, the Chicago River will light up in flames to celebrate the city’s resilient history. Organizers say New Orleans has Mardi Gras, Pamplona has the Running of the Bulls and they hope Chicago will now have an annual Great Chicago Fire Festival. On Friday, crews were putting the final touches on three homes sitting in the middle of the river. They were designed to look like homes back […]

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    President Obama to arrive in Gary tonight

    President Barack Obama will be back home in Chicago soon, but Air Force One isn’t landing in the city — it’s touching down in Gary because of the fire at the FAA Control Center in Aurora. WGN’s Sarah Jindra is live in SkyCam9 with more on the president’s visit.  

  • ‘It’s just really disheartening:’ Suspects sought in vandalism of suburban war memorial

    Veterans in New Lenox hope police can find the people who damaged their memorial this weekend. Vandals knocked over some of the slabs standing at the memorial site, which is located next to the village hall.   Each one honors a different branch of the military.  Two of the slabs were broken, three others were loosened enough to have to be removed. Crews were working at the site on Monday to remove and repair what they could. Veterans are hoping the actions […]

  • Southwest cancels all flights; Midway travelers cope with delays

    Travelers at Chicago’s Midway airport we weary by Friday afternoon – at least those that still remained in the airport. Airlines at Midway have canceled more than 450 flights.  Southwest Airlines has suspended all flights for the day. A fire Friday morning at an FAA facility in Aurora cause a ground stop at both Midway and O’Hare for several hours. A hanful of flights began to resume slowly late Friday afternoon Aurora officials confirm that the fire was deliberately started by a […]

  • From tragedy to Hot Doug’s nuptials, couple finds wedded bliss

    As Hot Doug’s prepares to shut its doors for good next Friday, the line outside the popular hot dog restaurant just keeps getting longer. The owner says he’s seen a lot during his time at, but yesterday he saw something new. A wedding. A couple planned their wedding while waiting in the long line outside – and then got married inside after ordering their hot dogs. It was a big day for the couple, who has gone through alot obstacles […]

  • Eye in the Sky: Using drones for public safety raises questions

    You’ve heard about the possibility of drones bringing packages to your front door.  Well now a Chicago based company wants to use them to help protect you. Lifeline response wants to dispatch drones to the skies to help keep people safe. College campuses, large corporations and even cities can sign on to get drones in their regions. As 911 is dispatched, a drone is also sent to the location.   It can travel up to 65 miles per hour and get […]

  • Construction begins on new 95th St CTA station

    A massive overhaul started today on one of the city’s busiest transportation hubs. The Red Line’s 95th St station serves about 20,000 rail and bus riders each weekday. Officials say it`s going to look completely different when it`s done. The $240 million dollar project includes better lighting, a brighter atmosphere, expanded platforms, more escalators and elevators. It will also create 700 construction jobs.


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