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 — At least 11 people were injured after a serious crash involving a CTA bus on the South Side. The accident happened just before 7 a.m. Tuesday on Ashland and 41st Street in the Back of the Yards, involving the No. 9 CTA bus and a SUV. According to the Chicago Fire Department, 11 people were transported to various area hospitals. No details on the conditions of those transported. This is a developing story. Check back for details. EMS […]
CALUMET CITY, Ill. — A fatal crash investigation closed the northbound lanes of the Bishop Ford Expressway Tuesday morning. The crash happened around 4 a.m. involving a semi-truck and a vehicle near Sibley. One person was killed. Information on the victim has not been released at this time. The inbound Bishop Ford was closed between 159th to Sibley while police investigated. NB Bishop Ford – All traffic continues to be diverted off at 159th due to fatal crash investigation. Traffic […]
HAMMOND, Ind. — A semi-trailer hauling honey overturned on a northwestern Indiana highway, spilling some of the sticky substance and restricting travel for hours. State police say the semi was hauling about 41,000 pounds (18,600 kilograms) of amber honey along Interstate 80/94 through Hammond when the driver lost control and the truck overturned about 6 a.m. CST Wednesday after its front axle apparently failed. At least four large containers of honey began leaking, and the overturned semi was also leaking […]
CHICAGO — Heavy rainfall this week has caused some flood-related road closures across the Chicago-area. Here is an updated list of those road closures: Palos Hills 107th St EB between La Grange Rd (US 45) and Kean Ave Orland Park 143rd St both EB/WB between Will Cook Rd and Wolf Rd Southwest Hwy between 143rd St and 131st St 135th St both EB/WB between Southwest Hwy and Crescent Drive 135th St both EB/WB between Harlem Ave and Ridgeland Ave Wolf […]
CHICAGO — Police are investigating after a body was found on Metra tracks in Chicago. The body was discovered around 7:30 a.m. Thursday near 37th and Rockwell. Inbound Metra Heritage Corridor trains remain stopped approaching the area. Extensive delays are expected. This is a developing story. Check back for details. UPDATE: Body found near the tracks. Police investigating near 37th and Rockwell. Metra Heritage Corridor trains remain stopped approaching the area. Extensive delays expected. https://t.co/NsI1y8HXXu — Sarah Jindra (@SarahJindra) May […]
BEACH PARK, Ill. — A dangerous gas cloud spreading from a chemical spill in Beach Park, IL Thursday morning forced residents to shelter in place and sent 37 people to area hospitals, including seven who remain in critical condition. Around 4:45 a.m. Thursday, a farm tractor was pulling a pair of two-ton tanks of anhydrous ammonia near Green Bay Road and 29th Street in Beach Park when the tanks started to leak, creating a dangerous plume. According to the CDC, […]
CHICAGO — Howard-bound CTA Red Line trains are running again with delays from congestion after an earlier mechanical problem on a train at Grand Monday morning. That mechanical problem forced trains to be temporarily rerouted to the elevated lines between Cermak-Chinatown. Crews are working to clear the congestion that’s been formed and urge commuters to allow for extra travel time. For the latest updates go to transitchicago.com.
ELMWOOD PARK, Ill. — Some Metra trains were operating with extensive delays Monday morning after a pedestrian was hit by an equipment train in Elmwood Park. The incident happened about 7:10 a.m. Metra trains were halted on the Milwaukee District West and North Central Service lines — but began running again with delays by 9:45 a.m. Metra is advising passengers to check metrarail.com for updates. Road closures due to pedestrian incident in Elmwood Park: 75th Ave CLOSED Grand to FullertonGrand […]
EDISON PARK, Ill. — A pedestrian was fatally struck by a Metra train near Edison Park Friday morning. It happened on Metra’s Union Pacific Northwest line in the 6700 block of North Olmsted Avenue. Train #618 was involved in the incident. Trains were halted in both directions for a few hours during the morning rush, but service has since been restored. After the accident, Metra honored tickets on the Blue Line at Cumberland, Harlem, Jefferson Park, Montrose and Irving Park. […]
CHICAGO — All lanes have reopened on the northbound Dan Ryan Expressway after a shooting investigation. A woman was shot and injured while in a vehicle early Friday morning. The vehicle was found with bullet holes near 59th and State. She was transported to University of Chicago Medical Center. Her condition is unknown at this time. The inbound Dan Ryan was closed between 79th and 71st for a police investigation, but all lanes have reopened. At least nine bullet casings […]