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.
CHICAGO — This week, Metra is testing new security technology with the TSA at several of its downtown Chicago stations. Metra said it’s a new type of “passive screening technology” used to detect potential threats, like explosive devices, that could be concealed under clothes. It does not take photos or videos and does not emit radiation or show anatomical details of a person. Metra said this was not in response to any specific threat, but is party of a nationwide […]
CHICAGO – On Sunday, more than 40,000 people will be running all over the city during the 42nd annual Chicago Marathon. If your vehicle is on the race route, the city will begin towing vehicles at 1 a.m. Sunday. Vehicles will be ticketed and towed to the nearest auto-pound. Rolling route closures will take place from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Closure are already in place in Grant Park for race preparation. The 26.2 mile race route was […]
CHICAGO — Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, the CTA will suspend service for nine days on its Blue Line between Rosemont and O’Hare for track and signal work. Shuttle buses will be in place to get commuters between Rosemont and the airport. The CTA is urging riders to allow at least an extra 20-30 minutes of travel time during daytime hours and longer during late evening and overnight hours. Those traveling to O’Hare Airport for a flight, should be sure […]
GLEN ELLYN, Ill. — Inbound and outbound Metra Union Pacific West Line trains are now operating with extensive delays after a pedestrian was struck. The accident involving Metra train No. 10 happened around 5:30 a.m. Monday. Metra UP-W trains were stopped in both directions near Glen Ellyn for about two hours due to the accident. A single track is now open, allowing trains to slowly move past the incident. According to Metra, extensive delays are expected. The condition of the […]
CHICAGO — More than 10 hours later, local lanes on the southbound Dan Ryan Expressway just past Interstate 55 were reopened after a semi truck struck a median wall. The accident, which happened at about 2 a.m. near 26th Street, exposed live electrical wires, which had to be de-energized before repairs could be made to the wall. As a result, there were major delays throughout the day. However, the evening rush should proceed normally. For the latest updates, follow @SarahJindra […]
CHICAGO — This weekend, the Illinois Department of Transportation will be opening lanes and ramps as the Jane Byrne Interchange Project moves forward. Here’s what drivers can expect: NB Dan Ryan flyover ramp to WB I-290 will open back up to two lanes by 8 a.m. Saturday. The reconstruction of the flyover was completed in the Fall of 2016, but the second lane remained closed due to construction within the interchange. NB Dan Ryan ramp to EB Ida B. Wells […]
WEST CHICAGO — The new school year is almost here, and kids are getting excited at an annual event at the DuPage Airport in West Chicago. The Third Annual Back to School Celebration was held on Thursday. Students are having the chance to sit inside airplane cockpits, check out first responder and airport vehicles, experience flight simulators, and see vintage aircraft and military planes. WGN’s Skycam 9 and WGN Traffic Reporters Sarah Jindra and Amy Rutledge were also on hand. […]
DES PLAINES, Ill. — All lanes are now open on northbound Interstate 294 after a multi-vehicle crash near Oakton. The accident involving a car carrier vehicle happened around 6 a.m. Tuesday near Oakton. WGN traffic reporter Sarah Jindra said delays linger all the way back to Interstate 290. If possible, seek alternate route to avoid area. No information was provided about any injuries in the crash. NB I-294 at Oakton – 2 lanes of traffic now getting by! HUGE DELAYS […]
STEGER, Ill. — Overnight storms left some communities in the south suburbs and northwest Indiana underwater, flooding roadways, homes and businesses. Flood waters began receding Thursday morning in downtown Steger, but in many ways the damage was done. Residents say it’s far worse than previous flooding. STEGER: Flooding this morning near 31st and Chicago Rd. @NancyLoo is live with the details on @WGNMorningNews. pic.twitter.com/dBigSu2CMO — Sarah Jindra (@SarahJindra) June 27, 2019 A sleepless and exhausted Marielle Zagone pumped water out […]
NORTHWEST INDIANA — All lanes have reopened on eastbound I-94 after a semi crash in Northwest Indiana. Some good news for those of you stuck in the backup on I-94 at the 22 mm. ALL LANES OPENED at this time @WGNRadio @nbcchicago @PostTrib @ABC7Chicago @WBBM780Traffic @cbschicago @TrafficWise Please be patient. pic.twitter.com/GL7PwchD9Z — Ann Wojas (@ISPLowell) June 14, 2019 The crash involving two semis happened around 4 a.m. Friday near Burns Harbor. All lanes were blocked on EB I-94 for several […]