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
  • Thousands of chickens killed in fire at Mussman’s Back Acres egg farm

    GRANT PARK, Ill. — A large egg farm in rural northeastern Illinois suffered major damage in a fire Tuesday. The fire broke out about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mussman’s Back Acres near the Kankakee County village of Grant Park. The cause of the fire is under investigation. At least five buildings were damaged. SkyCam9 video showed flames and heavy smoke pouring from two several hundred feet-long metal farm buildings where the roofs had collapsed. At least 20 fire department vehicles […]

  • Delays on Metra Milwaukee District West after stalled train in Roselle

    ROSELLE, Ill. — There are big delays Wednesday morning for Metra’s Milwaukee District West riders due to a stalled train with mechanical problems near Roselle. Train #2214 scheduled to arrive Chicago Union Station at 7:57 AM, will accommodate the passengers on train #2210 Passengers on train #2210 had to get off and will get on #2214 to get inbound. NCS #104 will make additional stops River Grove – Grand/Cicero to hep accommodate people waiting for MDW trains.

  • Chicago area digging out, cleaning up after massive snow storm

    CHICAGO — The Chicago area woke up Monday morning to blizzard conditions that haven’t been seen since Super Bowl 2015. Blizzard and Winter Storm Warnings brought some parts of the area up to  13 inches of snow. High winds also brought down trees and power lines. ComEd said 350,000 people lost power during the snow storm. About 82,000 still remain without power as of 9 p.m. on Monday. ComEd said they have 800 crews out working to restore power, but they […]

  • 3 injured in Dan Ryan crash involving 2 semis

    CHICAGO — Three people were injured in a three-vehicle crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway. The accident, involving a car and two semi trucks, happened just before 3 a.m. Monday on the inbound Dan Ryan near 78th Street. At least five ambulances were called to the scene. Three people were transported to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. All lanes were blocked as emergency crews worked to clear the crash, but were reopened by 5:55 a.m. The cause of the crash has […]

  • 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 […]

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    Trains operating with delays after signal issue at Union Station

    CHICAGO — Trains appear to be moving again at Union Station after a signal system failure Thursday morning. At the time, trains could not enter or exit Union Station. Amtrak now says the signals are starting to come back online, and things are returning to normal. Metra says to still expect some delays. This is affecting the Milwaukee North and West, North Central Service, South West Service and BNSF Railway. Check Metra’s website for updated travel information. Check back for updates.

  • All lanes open on IB Dan Ryan after shooting investigation; delays expected

    CHICAGO — Illinois State Police are investigating after a man was shot while driving on the Dan Ryan expressway. The shooting happened just after 4 a.m. Monday on the expressway near 71st Street. Police said a 27-year-old man was shot in the leg. He was transported to University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition, but is expected to be OK. Two other people in the car at the time of the shooting were not injured. Earlier, all inbound lanes […]

  • Major delays on Metra BNSF trains after tracks cleared of downed power lines

    CICERO, Ill. — All Metra BNSF trains are moving again after crews cleared downed electrical wires and poles off the tracks. The incident happened around 5 a.m. Thursday near Cicero and 26th Street. Metra says a freight train knocked down the electrical wires onto the tracks. Both inbound and outbound BNSF trains were impacted, but trains are now moving again. Metra says to expect major delays and cancellations. The following trains will not operate: #1201, #1205, #1209 and #1215. The […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]