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

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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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    This father’s heart-wrenching story reminds you why rail safety is important

    Train commuters and drivers near rail crossings have probably noticed an added police presence near the tracks this week. About 275 agencies have been out across the state promoting train safety for the first Illinois Rail Safety Week Twenty years later, flowers still sit at the crossing in hinsdale where 14-year-old Lauren Wilson lost her life. “She made the world smile every time she walked by,” Lauren’s dad Lanny said. Lanny says his son was driving lauren to a performance she […]

  • Cleanup underway in Humboldt Park following Riot Fest mess

    The annual Riot Fest music festival in Humboldt Park may have been a success over the weekend, but now the grounds are a muddy mess following Friday’s rains. WGN’s Sarah Jindra tells us about the clean-up efforts that are underway to return the neighborhood to its natural state.

  • Smash-and-grab burglars hit Gold Coast store

    Tensions are high along the Gold Coast Monday night after another smash and grab at a pricey boutique. Most recently, burglars broke into a store in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood early Monday morning. That happened at Moncler, located at 33 E. Oak Street. Moncler sells high end sportswear. Officers heard a burglar alarm as they arrived. Some merchandise was spilled on the floor. At least one coat was left on the sidewalk. Several racks of coats, worth over $20,000, were taken. […]

  • Joliet track preps for NASCAR weekend

    125,000 people will head to Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet this weekend for NASCAR. From above, Chicagoland speedway looks like its own small city. It sits on 930 acres of land just south of I-80 and east of IL-53. It’s large enough to fit 42 United Centers inside. The infield alone at the track is can fit four football fields. Thursday afternoon, RV and fans were already lining up and getting set for the races that start on Friday. Terry Greetham […]


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