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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
  • 15 homes evacuated after gas main rupture in Aurora

    AURORA, Ill. — Fifteen homes were evacuated following a gas main rupture in west suburban Aurora, Ill., Monday evening. The gas was turned off in those homes. The rupture also caused street closures on New York Street between Union and Root,  

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    Fourth of July travel in Chicago area: Transportation alerts, events impacting traffic

    CHICAGO — Traveling out of town or downtown for the Fourth of July weekend? WGN traffic reporter Sarah Jindra rounds up the traffic information you need to know: TRANSPORTATION ALERTS: CTA- Operating on Sunday/Holiday schedule Friday, July 3: Metra- Modified Schedules this weekend: Tollway Construction In Place This Weekend: IDOT Construction In Place This Weekend: EVENTS IMPACTING TRAFFIC THIS WEEKEND: Navy Pier Fireworks Saturday, July 4 Getting there: Public Transportation: Grateful Dead Concerts […]

  • 4th of July weekend roads to be deadliest in 7 years: experts

    CHICAGO — Safety experts are predicting this Fourth of July weekend will be the deadliest on the roads in the last seven years. Because of lower gas prices and the improving economy, experts say more people will be out on the roads — and the fear is that it will result in more deadly crashes. According to AAA nearly 42 million Americans will be traveling 50 miles or more from home this holiday weekend. It will be the most traveled Fourth of […]

  • Residents near O’Hare sound off about airport noise

    CHICAGO — People living near O’Hare Airport gave city aviation officials an earful about the noise Monday. Members of the FAiR Coalition say their complaints about noise pollution have fallen on deaf ears. They requested meetings several times, and got one Monday. They said they want the airport to use more of the diagonal runways for air traffic, so planes aren’t constantly flying over their houses. Two more meetings are in the works. FAiR coalition members expect Mayor Emanuel to […]

  • Baby, family center of attention after dad’s Cubs game catch

    CHICAGO – Seven-month-old Isaac Hartley is all smiles Wednesday; he’s the talk of Chicago, because of what his dad did Tuesday night. People online are now buzzing about Keith Hartley’s catch. Comments on WGN’s Facebook page alone range from “Great catch dad” and “Best catch of 2015 so far” to “He put the baby in harm’s way … DCFS should be called” and “This idiot should be charged with child endangerment.” But Kari Hartley was sitting next to her husband at the […]

  • Mumford and Sons concert tonight at Montrose Beach

    CHICAGO — Tonight is Take Two for the Mumford and Sons and their fans. Their concert was supposed to take place on Wednesday but was rescheduled to tonight due to weather and the stage not being ready. Mumford and Sons blamed the rainy weather that delayed construction of their stage and offered refunds to fans. Concert promoter Jam Productions will have to pay the city $65,000 for moving the concert to tonight. With the concert back on some Uptown residents […]

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    Blackhawks rally tickets sold out; city extends parade route

    CHICAGO — Tickets to Thursday’s Chicago Blackhawks rally at Soldier Field have sold out. The free tickets were available to fans starting at noon on Wednesday Ticketmaster, and sold out shortly after. A limited number of tickets were made available to the public rally in celebration of the 2015 Stanley Cup champions. There was a limit of four tickets per person. The celebration for the Blackhawks is set to begin 10 a.m. Thursday with a parade through downtown Chicago. The […]

  • Wind, rain cause flooding, flight cancellations

    CHICAGO (AP) — Storms sweeping across northern Illinois prompted a tornado warning, forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights at Chicago’s airports and caused flooding. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for north central and northeast Illinois as thunderstorms are forecast to cross the area through Monday evening. Forecasters say the storms could dump up to two inches of rain per hour at times. Two tornado warnings were issued for the metro-Chicago area, with one activating warning […]

  • Seen from SkyCam: A suburban pilot’s paradise

    DOWNERS GROVE, lll. — Imagine being able to pull a plane out of your garage door, drive down your driveway and take off on a trip. No driving to the airport. No security lines. No waiting at all. Well that’s just what happens in one suburban community. From one side it looks like any other Downers Grove, Ill., neighborhood. But on the other you can see what makes it so unique. Hangars are attached to houses, and small planes sit […]

  • Memorial Day weekend traffic expected to be busiest in 10 years

    CHICAGO–  This is expected to be the most traveled Memorial Day weekend in a decade. Keep that in mind if you’re getting ready to hit the road. WGN’s Sarah Jindra has the latest tips on travel and safety.


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