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 serves as the traffic reporter for WGN Morning News.

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
  • 1 killed, 1 critical after crash involving semi on I-55

    CHICAGO — One person is dead and another is critically injured after an accident involving a semi-truck on the Stevenson Expressway. The crash happened around 3:25 a.m. Monday in the southbound lanes of I-55 at Kedzie Avenue. A tan Saturn sedan was stopped in the far right lane of I-55 for unknown reasons, when a semi rear ended the vehicle. The driver and passenger of the Saturn had to be extricated and were both transported to Mount Sinai Hospital. The […]

  • Want a WGN News Super Fan Friday Flyover? Here’s how

    If you’re a WGN News Super Fan and want SkyCam9 to fly over your neighborhood, you’re in the right place! The flyovers happen on occasional Fridays, usually in our 7 a.m. newscasts and/or our 4 p.m. newscasts, weather and news coverage permitting. Scroll down to see examples of other flyovers. Please fill out the form below for a chance to get a  Friday Flyover — make sure you’re in WGN-TV’s local viewing area. Traffic reporters Sarah Jindra or Amy Rutledge […]

  • Chicago man charged with crashing SUV into 2 Oak Park shops

    OAK PARK, Ill. — A Chicago man is facing charges after police say he drove a SUV into two Oak Park shops early Thursday. Larell Jackson, 25, was charged with driving under the influence, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, driving on the sidewalk and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Police say Jackson was driving a 2002 GMC Yukon west on Chicago Avenue at about 2:15 a.m. when the vehicle left the roadway and hit a street light […]

  • Crash involving semi, motorcycle causing back-ups on eastbound I-80

    JOLIET, Ill. — One lane is now open on eastbound Interstate 80 just east of Richard Street following a crash involving a semi truck and a motorcycle. Earlier Wednesday morning, all lanes were shut down. Illinois State Police say the motorcycle went under the semi truck and both vehicles became engulfed in flames in the crash. The driver of the motorcycle sustained serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital. The semi, which was carrying frozen chicken, was still […]

  • 1 dead, 2 injured in Batavia crash involving 4 vehicles

    BATAVIA, Ill. — One person is dead and two others were injured in a crash involving four vehicles in Batavia Friday morning. It happened at about 4:50 a.m. in the 500 block of North Randall Road. Police say two people were helping a driver with a disabled vehicle in the northbound outside lane of Randall Road when they were struck by a truck traveling northbound. One person died at the scene. Another person was transported to a hospital with serious […]

  • Driver rescued after semi crashes into apartment building in Lansing

    LANSING, Ill. — Fire officials rescued the driver of a semitrailer after he crashed into an apartment building in Lansing. The accident, involving an Xtra Lease semi, happened around 5 a.m. Tuesday on Torrence Avenue near 184th Street. Firefighters worked for three hours to rescue the driver from the cab, which crashed into the front of the building. The man was transported to University of Chicago Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.  A witness said the driver told her he drifted off […]

  • 2 killed in crash involving Cook County sheriff’s squad car

    NILES, Ill. — Two sisters were killed in an accident involving a Cook County Sheriff’s Office squad car in Niles Thursday morning. Police said a Honda sedan was traveling southbound on Harlem just before 6 a.m. when it collided with a squad car traveling eastbound on Dempster Street. The driver of the Honda, a 69-year-old woman, and the passenger, a 61-year-old woman, both died in the crash. The Cook County Sheriff’s Office said a 47-year-old officer involved in the crash […]

  • 7 injured after car flies off Lake Shore Drive overpass

    CHICAGO — Seven people are injured after a car apparently careened off Lake Shore Drive and onto a construction site below. It happened just after 2 a.m. Tuesday at Lasalle and Lake Shore Drive. Police say the driver was speeding down Lake Shore Drive just before the crash. A witness says he thinks the car was trying to avoid a sanitation worker who was on the overpass. The car plunged off the overpass and onto an embankment below ending up […]

  • One last ride for Chicago boat pilots

    Four generations of the Schmidt family of Chicago have played life saving roles on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. But this boat ride marks the end of an era. Sarah Jindra has the story.

  • 4 injured after 2-car crash on Lake Shore Drive

    CHICAGO — Several people were injured after two cars crashed on Lake Shore Drive. The accident happened around 1:30 a.m. Monday on Lake Shore Drive near Foster. Police say one car spun out and hit a pole, then a second car hit it and went into an embankment. Four people were hurt. None of the injuries are considered life-threatening. Lake Shore Drive was closed for a short time while crews were on the scene, but it has since reopened.