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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
  • Lockport farm honors ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle in a corn maze

    This year’s corn maze at Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm in Lockport pays respect to the memory of Chris Kyle, better known as the American sniper. The farm has gotten praise for showing its support of our military, but also criticism. The Siegels say they’re a family farm that supports the military and stand by the message. For the last 25 years, the Siegel family has plowed a maze in its corn field for visitors to run through. Last year, the maze had a […]

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    The secret behind aerial banners

    ​ CHICAGO — The key to banner towing is having the right plane. Ted Harmon and Inga Fox started Air Signs and Banners 25 years ago. It used to be they would take off with the banner attached. But that’s now how it works today. Signs are bigger, so banner towers had to get more creative. The pilot actually releases a hook while in the sky, and flies the hook between two poles to catch the rope and pull up […]

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    Southbound Lake Shore Drive at 57th shut down after pedestrian hit by car

    CHICAGO — Crews are responding after a pedestrian was hit by a car on Lake Shore Drive. A person was taken into an ambulance shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday. Lake Shore Drive southbound has been shut down at 57th, right by the Museum of Science and Industry. Right now all southbound traffic is being diverted off of Lake Shore Drive and through the Museum Campus at 67th. The area is experience significant traffic delays. The condition of the pedestrian is […]

  • Uber-X celebrated two years in Chicago

    CHICAGO – This week Uber-X is celebrating two years in Chicago. The rideshare company says in that time, it has helped improve transportation to underserved areas on the South and West sides. David Plouffe, Uber’s chief advisor, was President Obama’s 2008 campaign manage and later, senior advisor.  He is in Chicago for the two year celebration and spoke with WGN’s Sarah Jindra about Uber’s future in the city.  

  • Street closures in place for new Navy Pier flyover project

    CHICAGO — People who use the lakefront path are ready for a change. Currently, walkers, runners and bicyclists are right next to traffic on lower Lake Shore Drive as they are forced to cross Illinois and Grand past Navy Pier. But that’s going to change. The city is building a new $60 million flyover ramp to help keep pedestrians safe. Today new closures went into place along Grand Avenue and also on the right lane and east sidewalk of lower […]

  • Seen From Skycam: How a billboard rises above it all

    Billboards: You see them every day on your commute, perched high in the air calling for your attention. According to IDOT, there are more than 19,000 of what they call “permitted signs” along its routes in Illinois.  The first standardized billboard was established in the U.S. around 1900 and a since then, they’ve evolved from wood to vinyl to digital. In today’s “Seen from Skycam,”   WGN’s Sarah Jindra takes a closer look at how they’re made and evolving.    

  • School bus crashes into Englewood apartment complex

    CHICAGO — A school bus was involved in a crash in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood Monday. The crash occurred at 65th and Green streets, just west of Halsted. The bus went off the roadway and crashed into an apartment complex. WGN was told no children were on the bus at the time. More details are they become available.

  • Is Metra keeping up with commuters tech needs? New study says no

    CHICAGO —  A new study from DePaul University suggests more people are riding Metra because they want to use their electronics on their commute. Instead of driving and sitting in traffic, commuters on trains can text, read tablets, talk on the phone and email. The study says 44-percent of riders use electronics that would be illegal to use while driving.  That’s three times more than when they tracked it five years ago. But does Metra have the infrastructure to support […]

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    Eastland Disaster: Reporter shares family’s stories ahead of 100 year commemoration of tragedy

    CHICAGO — In two weeks, Chicago will commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Eastland Disaster. 2500 people boarded the Eastland on July 24th, 1915 as part of the Western Electric company picnic taking place in Indiana. The ship was too top heavy and with most of the passengers on the upper deck, the ship started to tilt back and forth until it landed on its side in the river near Clark Street. Rescuers worked tirelessly to pull victims from […]


    Roads reopening after suspicious material secured in South Loop

    CHICAGO — Roads are reopening after a suspicious material was spotted in the South Loop. Due to earlier reports of a suspicious material, Wabash was closed from Balbo to 9th. 8th was also blocked off between Wabash and Michigan. Those roads are now reopening. #CHICAGO: Due to reports of a suspicious package, Wabash is CLOSED from Balbo – 9th. — WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) July 8, 2015 A bomb and arson team as well as the Chicago Fire Department arrived on the […]


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