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
  • 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 […]

  • 6 major changes fans can look for inside and around Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO — Fans can expect major changes this year inside and around Wrigley Field. About four months ago, the stadium didn’t look like Wrigley Field at all. It was filled with construction equipment and the seats behind home plate were gone. Crews dug out the seats behind home plate to start building the American Airlines Club, which will be below the seats and ready in 2018. Even last month, it still looked like a sandy construction zone. But the new seats were […]

  • Theatrical teen holds creative fundraiser for family in need

    LOCKPORT, Ill. — A Lockport teenager is putting on a play to help a local family who lost their home in an explosion late last year. The Homer Glen home was destroyed December 15th as crews were working to fix a gas leak nearby. Since then, community members have stepped up to help the family.  And the latest act of kindness comes from a 14-year-old Brooke Ferricks. The freshman is an aspiring director who wanted to help the family who […]

  • Construction projects bring changes to CTA and roads starting this weekend

    There are some big construction projects to watch out for on the roads this weekend. A big closure starts tomorrow in Forest Park. Roosevelt will be down to one lane each direction through the fall for resurfacing work. An update downtown, the Chicago Department of Transportation just announced that Wabash is back open to traffic between Washington and Madison, it’s been closed since March of 2015 for construction of the new Washington/Wabash CTA station. The station was expected to open at […]

  • Self-driving cars may be hitting the roads in Illinois if legislation passes

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Drivers in Illinois may soon be sharing the roads with self-driving cars. The Illinois House Transportation committee has approved a bill that would allow driver-less vehicles in the state. The committee is still working on some of the language in the bill but it’s hoping to present it to the full house for a vote in April. Allowing self-driving cars on Illinois roads is not something everyone in the state is on board with. When it’s raining, […]

  • Massive tunnel project will help flood-weary North Side residents

    CHICAGO — Relief is on the way for some Chicago residents who have had their homes damaged by major flooding over the last decade. The city is currently building a huge tunnel 150 feet below the Albany Park neighborhood to divert storm water. The problem area is along the North Branch of the Chicago River near Foster Ave where major flooding has damaged homes, specifically with major flooding in 2008 and 2013. Construction is underway. to build the tunnel 150-feet […]

  • City to changes some red light camera placement, policy

    CHICAGO — The city of Chicago is making changes to its red light camera program. The move comes after a new report from Northwestern University’s Transportation Center. The city commissioned an independent study to assess its controversial red light camera program. The transportation center combed over crash data for about a year and a half and determined the program is providing safety benefits. But it also found that some changes could improve its effectiveness. They determined the cameras located at […]

  • Giant murals bring life and color to downtown Chicago

    CHICAGO — Giant murals are bringing life and color to downtown Chicago. They’re so big, WGN’s Sarah Jindra spotted them from SkyCam9. The murals are located in what is called the Wabash Arts Corridor in the South Loop. Almost 40 murals have gone up in the last three years here thanks to Columbia College’s Wabash Arts Corridor Initiative. Initially, project participats went door to door to local buildings asking to paint.  Now building owners are coming to them and even commissioning […]