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
  • Pedestrian struck, killed by Metra train near Edison Park

    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. […]

  • NB Dan Ryan reopens after shooting investigation

    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 […]

  • Search continues for 2 suspects in suburban carjacking

    ORLAND PARK, Ill. — Police continue to search for two carjacking suspects that are believed to be armed. A woman in a mini-van was the victim of an armed carjacking around 2 a.m. Monday on 213th Street near Memorial Park Matteson. The carjacking led to a police pursuit that ended in Orland Park. Authorities searched the area near 153rd Street and Highland Avenue, where the suspects took off on foot. Carl Sandburg High School was placed on lockdown during the […]

  • CTA Red, Brown, Purple line service resumes with delays after person fatally struck by train

    UPDATE: Person hit and killed by CTA train this morning at Belmont. Red, Brown and Purple trains remain stopped at Belmont. @WGNNews pic.twitter.com/vO95QrDMRB — Sarah Jindra (@SarahJindra) December 17, 2018 CHICAGO — CTA trains are moving again after a person was struck and killed by a train. The accident happened just before 8 a.m. Monday near Belmont. Red, Brown and Purple line service was disrupted for about an hour, but has now resumed. CTA says to continue to expect major […]

  • Red Line operating with ‘major delays’ after man struck by CTA train

    CHICAGO — A man is in critical condition after being struck by a CTA Red Line train. The accident happened just after 5 a.m. Wednesday near the 63rd Street station. The man was hit by a train and transported to University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. The train conductor was also transported to St. Bernard Hospital in stable condition. All service was suspended early Wednesday morning, but CTA says Red Line trains are now operating with delays near 63rd due […]

  • 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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