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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
  • Jane Byrne Flyover Project to begin Tuesday

    CHICAGO –Brace yourself for major construction on the Jane Byrne interchange, especially drivers who use the Eisenhower and the Dan Ryan Expressways. The Jane Byrne Flyover project will begin Tuesday night, March 10. The entire project will require several lane and ramp closures until it is finished in Summer 2016. Starting Tuesday night, the following closures and detours will go into effect: The ramp from the inbound Dan Ryan to inbound Congress Parkway will be closed. A detour route will […]

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    Multi-vehicle crash on Dan Ryan spurs delays near 87th; injuries reported

    CHICAGO — A serious crash occurred Tuesday night on the Dan Ryan Expressway. The crash happened on the northbound lane right by 87th on the Dan Ryan and involved multiple vehicles. #UPDATE (IB DAN RYAN): #SkyCam9 confirms right lane still PARTIALLY BLOCKED @ 87th, from earlier multi-vehicle crash. — ChicagoDrives (@ChicagoDrives) March 3, 2015 Two vehicles were towed from the scene.  The crash momentarily shut down all lanes, before all but the right lane were reopened. #UPDATE (IB DAN […]

  • Smarter roads, safer commutes?

    CHICAGO —  The Illinois Tollway wants to make your commute safer — by making the roads smarter. The tollway is applying to be part of the federal highway administration’s “Connected Vehicle” pilot program. The program will test the ways cars can communicate with the roads they travel. The Illinois Tollway wants to have smart roads, and is currently making I-90 a “smart corridor,” meaning drivers will soon see more communication from the signs overhead warning them of crashes ahead or […]

  • Automated parking garages heading to Chicagoland

    Northfield, Ill.– The hassle of finding a spot in a big parking garage and remembering where you parked may soon be a thing of the past. The prototype of new fully automated parking garage is coming to the Chicago area this summer. For decades developers have been trying to solve the parking problem– how to get more cars in a smaller space, parking carousels, lifts, elevators, etc. Now there’s a new system that uses conveyor belts. You don’t need a […]

  • Man in 20s shot inside Southwest Side McDonald’s

    CHICAGO — Chicago Police and paramedics were on the scene of a shooting at a McDonald’s on the city’s Southwest Side Monday. The shooting happened inside a McDonald’s restaurant at 3867 South Archer. A man in his 20s was taken to Mt. Sinai hospital. He is said to have been conscious and responsive after suffering gunshot wounds. The shooting happened just before 3 p.m. Monday. Witnesses continued to talk to police around 4:30 p.m. The investigation is ongoing. Check back for […]

  • Suburban high school automotive program asking for car donations

    MAYWOOD, Ill — The automotive program at Proviso East High School in Maywood needs your help.  It is in desperate need of more cars for its students to work on. There are 250 students at the school who take the mechanics class, but they only have three cars right now to work on. They should have about 15 cars but last year, debris from a fire at the school damaged some of the cars beyond repair. Others were stolen right from […]

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    Arctic blast hits Chicago hard

    CHICAGO — Chicago’s record breaking cold snap had the city spending more than 12 hours in the subzero temperatures which dropped down to 8 below at O’Hare this morning- beating a record set in 1936. Add in the bitter wind chills and it felt like 30 below. The Cook County medical examiner’s office says the weather has contributed to at least 20 deaths across Cook County. The cold closed most schools today- putting working parents in a pinch. Some dropped […]

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    IDOT announces major closures near Jane Byrne Interchange coming in March

    CHICAGO — The construction of the new flyover bridge on the Jane Byrne Interchange, which will connect the inbound Dan Ryan to the outbound Eisenhower, is set to begin March 7th, bringing with it several lane and ramp closures. The Illinois Dept of Transportation  announced today the closures will run until Summer of 2016. They include: The ramp from the inbound Dan Ryan to inbound Congress Parkway will be closed. A detour route will be posted, directing motorists to exit […]

  • Illiana Expressway Project on hold; Opponents petition to keep it that way

    WILMINGTON, Ill. — Some Illinois residents say they know how Gov. Rauner can cut costs and save the state money: Kill the Illiana Expressway Project. The project started back in in 2010. Then-Governors Pat Quinn in Illinois and Mitch Daniels in Indiana signed an agreement to come together and create the Illiana expressway. The idea was to create a 47-mile expressway that would connect I-55 in Wilmington through I-57 to I-65 in Lowell, Indiana. The goal is to relieve congestion […]

  • Texting while driving concerns a focus at Chicago Auto Show

    CHICAGO — The nation’s largest auto show opens to the public Saturday at McCormick Place. The Chicago Auto Show features everything from concept cars, dream cars, family haulers and pick-up trucks. Whether you’re ready to buy or just looking, there’s plenty of street machines to check out. And there’s also safety reminders and demonstrations when it comes to texting when you’re behind the wheel. WGN’s Sarah Jindra has more. We're live at the auto show! Coming up on @wgnnews #teendrive365 […]


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