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 — Everyone’s heard of bird spotters. But, have you heard of airplane spotters? In the parking lot of the Schiller Park Metra station, you will find a group of orange-vested, self-proclaimed aviation geeks — who call themselves the ORD Airport Watch. The group hangs out near O’Hare International Airport to snap shots of all the different types of airplanes as they fly overhead. If you’re interested in airports and airplanes, this is the group for you! Check out their […]
A crash involving two semi trucks is caused major delays on Interstate 294 Thursday morning. The accident happened around 4 a.m. on northbound 1-294 near Cermak. Illinois State Police said two people were transported to hospitals with minor injuries. The crash blocked multiple lanes, causing extended delays back to I-55. No further details have been released. This is a developing story. Check back for details. This crash is still blocking 3 lanes. Delays now extend back to I-55! https://t.co/eg8Od8dtJD — […]
CHICAGO — Nearly 1,000 flights were canceled at Chicago’s airports as snow blanketed the area Monday. The Winter Weather Advisory is over, but the damage is done. As of 2 p.m., 856 flights were canceled at O’Hare International Airport while 94 flights were canceled at Midway International Airport. Delays at O’Hare are averaging about 86 minutes while delays at Midway are about 23 minutes. Icy conditions at O’Hare even caused a plane to skid off the runway. A number of […]
CHICAGO — CTA Brown and Orange Line riders are being re-routed downtown Monday evening as work on the Brown Line meant to be completed over the weekend continues through rush hour. “Orange and Brown lines continue to be rerouted to operate as one line between Western (Brown) and Midway, via Loop, due to construction on the Brown Line that has extended into today,” the CTA posted on Twitter Monday at 4:19 p.m. The construction caused problems for the morning commute […]
CHICAGO — The Chicago Department of Transportation is urging commuters to use mass transit on Wednesday morning due to a planned Chicago Teacher’s Union march. CTU members are planning to gather at four locations at 8 a.m. and march to City Hall: 311 S Wacker Park (Jackson/Wacker) Swisshotel (near Wacker/Columbus) D’Angelo Park (Harrison/Franklin) Millennium Park (Randolph/Michigan) Activists plan to meet outside City Hall around 9 a.m., ahead of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s budget address at 10 a.m. A rally will follow […]
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 […]