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.


Recent Articles
  • Summer construction season: What to expect on area expressways

    This week, WGN’s Sarah Jindra is talking to the region’s top transportation officials about the slowdowns commuters can expect on the roads and rails this summer and beyond.  The head of IDOT didn’t participate in our series, however we were able to sit down with the Engineer of Project Implementation, Steve Travia, and he gave us a good look at what to watch for on the roads. Here’s a look at the major projects to watch for: Cumberland Flyover IDOT […]

  • Upgrades, improvements, delays: What CTA riders can expect this summer

    This week, WGN’s Sarah Jindra is talking to the region’s top transportation officials about the slowdowns commuters can expect on the roads and rails this summer and beyond.  In Wednesday’s piece, she sits down with CTA President, Dorval Carter, to discuss the big projects impacting CTA riders. Here’s a look at the major projects to watch for:   95th Street Terminal Improvement Project The CTA is continuing work this year to reconstruct the 95th Red Line Station. Construction of the […]

  • Summer construction in the city: What to expect on Chicago streets

    This week, WGN’s Sarah Jindra is talking to the region’s top transportation officials about the slowdowns commuters can expect on the roads and rails this summer and beyond.  In Tuesday’s piece, she sits down with CDOT Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld to discuss the big projects in the City of Chicago. Here’s a look at the major projects to watch for:   Western/Belmont/Clybourn Reconstruction In 2016, crews demolished the deteriorating Western Ave viaduct at Belmont/Clybourn.  It is now a 5-way intersection with […]

  • Watch out for these construction projects on Illinois tollways this summer

    CHICAGO — WGN’s Sarah Jindra spoke to the region’s top transportation officials about the slowdowns commuters can expect on the roads and rails this summer and beyond. In part one of this series, here’s a look at the major projects to watch for on Illinois’ tollways: I-294 THE TRISTATE TOLLWAY Mile Long Bridge Repair Project The Illinois Tollway has begun repairs to the “Mile Long Bridge”, which is the bridge between 75th and Archer. They plan to replace pavement and make […]

  • Game on! What really happens during Skilling’s forecast?

    What exactly happens during Tom Skilling’s full forecast? WGN’s Sarah Jindra  received that very question from a viewer recently.  They wondered what do Mark and Micah do while Tom Skilling is giving his weather report. Sarah gives you a behind the scenes look at what goes down.

  • 605 mpg student-built vehicle crushes in energy efficient race

    A new competition in Illinois judges how well high school students can build energy efficient vehicles. Last year, some local students went to this competition in Wisconsin.  It was so successful that Illinois started its own. Instead of racing for speed, they are racing to see whose car can get the best gas mileage. Students in the area spent this school year building single passenger vehicles in their engineering and manufacturing courses. Monday they got to put the vehicles to […]

  • Local chess superstars headed to largest tournament in the world thanks to help from airline

    CHICAGO —  An award winning chess team in Englewood is heading to the national chess tournament in Nashville next week. They’ll get to make the trip thanks to a generous donation from an airline. Students from Earle Stem Elementary School will head to the largest chess tournament in the world. The U.S. Chess Federation’s Super Nationals tournament is only held every four years. Alderman Raymond Lopez visited with the team today.  He used to work at Southwest Airlines and was […]

  • Coding in kindergarten? Young minds get jump start on future through computer science education

    SKOKIE, Ill. — According to the non-profit, Code.org, only 40 percent of schools across the country are teaching computer science in the classroom. Experts say this needs to change quickly. WGN News visited one Chicago-area school district that is teaching computer science and coding to every student from Kindergarten to eighth grade. At Skokie School District 69, kindergarten students learn the foundations of computer science by coding directions into an electronic mouse to get it to shelter or water.  3rd grade […]

  • Chicago clerk says Amy Schumer surprised her with a visit – and a generous thank you

    CHICAGO – A mattress store employee got a huge surprise last week when a stranger – to her – stopped in to the store and bought a mattress – for her. After the customer left, Sagine Lazarre did some digging and discovered the good deed was courtesy of Amy Schumer. “It’s amazing, mind blowing. I’m still shocked,” Lazarre told WGN News today. Lazarre says she was working at the Six Corners Mattress Firm last Thursday when a woman jogging by […]

  • VW settlement to benefit Chicago electric car drivers

    CHICAGO — The Chicago area is set to benefit from a costly Volkswagen mess-up. The city is going to see new charging stations for electric vehicles along as part of a legal settlement. Last year, the courts ordered Volkswagen to invest 2 billion dollars in zero emissions vehicle infrastructure and education over the next 10 years after it was caught cheating emissions tests. Today it announced its plan to build more than 300 charging stations in 11 cities across the […]