Sarah-Jindra

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
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    First look: Cumberland Flyover Project

    CHICAGO– Preliminary work officially started last month on the new bridge, the Cumberland Flyover, and here’s what you’ll see when it’s done. If you’re coming in on 90 and need to get to Cumberland– instead of going across all lanes of traffic, you’ll hop on the flyover bridge over the blue line and over 190– and then travel along the south side of the Kennedy to Cumberland. The bridge is expected to be done in the fall of 2018. In […]

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    Special patrols help Chicago-area drivers stay safe on cold roads

    The Illinois tollway is launching special patrols on the road to help stranded drivers in these cold temperatures. The tollway has help trucks on the road year round, but when temperatures get down into the teens and below zero with wind chill, they also deploy 24-hour zero weather patrols. There are at least 12 of these patrols on the tollway system at all times. They say if you’re stranded, call *999 and they’ll be there to help. The tollway has […]

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    Study finds most bicyclists don’t stop at stop signs in Chicago – but suggests they shouldn’t have to

    CHICAGO — While bicyclists are required to comply with all the same laws motorists have to follow in Chicago, a new study suggests they may be safer doing otherwise. A study examining stopping at stop signs and stop lights confirmed what many have argued over the years: bicyclists just aren’t stopping. The study by the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at Depaul University released Monday observed 875 cyclists at six intersections in Chicago, and found only one in 25 actually came to complete stops. The majority of […]

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    Big closures coming to Jane Byrne Interchange this weekend

    Drivers can expect big closures heading in and out of downtown Chicago this weekend due to work at the Jane Byrne Interchange.   Be sure to plan ahead to avoid traffic headaches.   Here are the closures to watch out for: IB Kennedy ramp to WB I-290 Ramp CLOSED Friday 8 p.m. to Monday 5 a.m. DETOUR: SB Dan Ryan, Exit at 18th, re-enter IB Dan Ryan to WB I-290   WB Congress: Canal to Morgan Reduced to one lane […]

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    CTA moving forward with plans to extend Red Line south, completes Blue Line upgrades

    CHICAGO — Renovations are now complete at five CTA Blue Line stations as part of the CTA’s “Your New Blue” project. The plan to upgrade 14 stations along the Blue Line’s north branch started in 2014 . It promises track work that will cut 10 minutes off a commute from downtown to O’Hare in two years. Officials say that branch of the Blue Line is used by 80,000 people daily, and experienced a 5-year ridership increase of 25% that outpaces the growth […]

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    Construction on Jane Addams wrapping up – finally!

    A big four-year construction project is coming to an end: The I-90 widening is almost done. In 2014, crews finished widening the stretch between Rockford and Elgin to three lanes each way. Then they started working on widening the stretch between Elgin and O’Hare to four lanes each direction. All four lanes will be ready and open by the end of the year. It will be a welcomed change for commuters and nearby businesses. The tolllway says drivers will save […]

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    Tiny cars may solve big transportation problem

    Tiny cars may help solve a very big problem in transportation. “The first mile/last mile challenge”  is an issue that says you can only take a bus or train so far. But then how do you get to your final destination, when it’s not an easy walk away? One Chicago area company is hoping it has an affordable and environmentally friendly solution: Tiny cars that may soon drive themselves. Little Dash Cars are 100-percent all electric vehicles that come from […]

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    IL budget disputes forcing transit agencies to shut down or cut service

    SPRINGFIELD — As the budget impasse continues in Springfield, some transit agencies have had to completely shut down and others are making big cuts to service to try and stay afloat, while commuters are hoping something gets worked out before they lose more than their bus service. Marietta Keller is legally blind. She relies on the River Valley Metro bus service in Bourbonnais to get around. Recently, her route’s Sunday service got cut and she fears she’ll lose it all together. “Oh it would be […]

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    Music and trivia coming to a gas pump near you?

    Say goodbye to the boring days of standing around and waiting as you fill your gas tank. BP is introducing new interactive gas pumps to make the experience more enjoyable. You can play music, trivia and even take pictures to send to your friends. The interactive pump is being introduced as part of a three month pilot program in just four locations across the country.  Two are in New York City.  One is in Chicago at Chicago and Wells and […]

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    Metra board votes to hike fares in 2017

    CHICAGO — The Metra board on Friday voted to approve its third rate hike in three years. Fares will raise in 2017 by $11.75 for a monthly pass. Metra’s new budget called for a boost of about 6 percent. Fares were already raised 2 percent earlier this year and 11 percent last year. The additional revenue will pay for the modernization of the commuter rail system.