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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
  • New ride-share bill proposed after Wednesday meeting with lawmakers

    Illinois lawmakers decided Thursday not to override Gov Quinn’s veto of the state’s ride-share bill. It’s a victory for Uber and other rideshare companies in the state. The bill initially passed overwhelmingly in house and senate, then Quinn vetoed it in August. Both Quinn and governor-elect Bruce Rauner came out against the bill during the elections. Mayor Emanuel also called one of the sponsors Wednesday and urged him to come to an agreement with the rideshare companies. Legislatures met with […]

  • Uber fights ride-sharing legislation

      Uber is asking its users in Illinois to reach out to their legislators to fight two bills pushing to regulate the industry. The ride-sharing bills were designed to create statewide standards for ride-sharing. They passed overwhelmingly in both the House and the Senate before Governor Pat Quinn vetoed both. This week legislators plan to vote on whether to override those vetoes. Drivers for companies such as UberX, Lyft and Sidecar use their own vehicles to pick up customers and make […]

  • Computers working again at Illinois DMV facilities

    Long lines made for angry customers Wednesday at motor vehicle facilities across the state thanks to a computer outage. The computers are working again  but a statewide outage stopped processing Wednesday morning at DMVs statewide. At the Elston facility in Chicago, the line was long early on as people attempted to wait out the outage. But as it continued, many customers gave up and left. The Elston location is planning to open at 30 minutes early Thursday at 8 a.m. […]

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    The best and worst car booster seats for your children

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is out with its latest report on booster seat safety, and it says a record number of new models are earning its top safety rating. It tested 41 new booster seat models and 27 got the top ranking. Those top bets can be affordable to, ranging in price from $25-370. See the full list below. There were, however, three models that fell short and are not recommended: Diono Olympia (highback) Diono Pacifica (highback) Kids Embrace Batman No Back Booster […]

  • Lake Michigan full of zombies after haunted house barge partially sinks

    Halloween has passed, but the zombies are continuing to surface at Navy Pier. On Halloween night a floating haunted house sank after the high winds and waves came through. Crews continue to work to get the barge out of the water and in the process, they are recovering zombies. The owner of the Zombie Containment has watched the repair efforts pull the battered masterpiece out piece by piece. “It’s an unbelievable amount of effort from painters to costume makers,” said […]

  • Repairs underway for parts of bike path destroyed by Halloween waves

    Clean up efforts are underway on Chicago’s lakefront path after Friday’s strong winds and high waves damaged portions of it. Large slabs of asphalt have littered the path between Goethe and Oak Street. As crews worked to clear the path of all the debris Monday, cyclists and joggers had to carefully maneuverer around the mess. Wind gusts reached up to 67 miles per hour near the shore Friday and waves as high as 21 feet made their way to the […]

  • Nik Wallenda ready for Chicago weather

    Nik Wallenda said on Friday the weather won’t be a problem for his tight rope walk above Chicago on Sunday. In fact, it’s the Windy City nickname that drew him here. “Yes, I’ve heard the arguments that its about politics and not weather. But that’s what really attracted me to this city in the first place,” Wallenda said. “I love to continue to challenge myself and push myself to be better at what I do.” Wallenda says he’s trained using […]

  • Waukegan teachers vote to approve contract

    The nearly month-long teachers strike in north suburban Waukegan has come to an end. Teachers waited in a long line to vote today on a new three- year contract.  They approved the tentative agreement  with 86% of the vote to approve. Nearly 1,200 members in the Waukegan Teachers’ Council voted. Last night, Gov Quinn sent state board of education chairman Gery Chico to act as an arbitrator. Once the students are back in class, they will have to make up […]

  • Quinn issues order in Waukegan teachers strike

    Governor Pat Quinn has ordered the Illinois State Board of Education to intervene in the almost month-long Waukegan teachers strike. Last night’s packed school board meeting became unruly with school board member Victoria Torres yelling at the agitated crowed to “shut-up.” Torres apologized today for her outburst at last night’s board meeting. Calls for her resignation are even coming from the mayor of Waukegan. Gary Chico is chairman of the state board of education.

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    Several injured when Chicago-bound Amtrak train hits semi in Indiana

    About two dozen people are recovering from injuries tonight after an Amtrak train headed for Chicago hit a semi just outside LaFayette Indiana. Of the 24 people injured, 16 were treated and released at the scene. The others went to the hospital with minor injuries and have since been released. The passengers who didn’t go to the hospital continued on shuttle buses. Authorities say the driver of the truck, who was on US 421, says he saw the train coming […]


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