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
  • 4 injured after 2-car crash on Lake Shore Drive

    CHICAGO — Several people were injured after two cars crashed on Lake Shore Drive. The accident happened around 1:30 a.m. Monday on Lake Shore Drive near Foster. Police say one car spun out and hit a pole, then a second car hit it and went into an embankment. Four people were hurt. None of the injuries are considered life-threatening. Lake Shore Drive was closed for a short time while crews were on the scene, but it has since reopened.

  • Bicyclist struck, killed by truck in Greektown

    CHICAGO — A 39-year-old female bicyclist had died after being hit and pinned under a truck. The incident happened around 7 a.m. Thursday morning neat 727 W. Madison St. in the city’s Greektown neighborhood. Police said the woman  was heading north on Halsted Street near Madison Street when a dump truck making a right turn hit her. Chicago police said the bicyclist was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she died from her injuries. Streets were closed in the area […]

  • Minute with Mommies: Eating with toddlers edition

    For this edition of “Minute with Mommies,” Sarah and Lauren talk about the best ways to get your kids to cooperate during mealtime.

  • 2 crashes cause major delays on 30-mile stretch of WB Indiana Toll Road

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Two separate crashes caused major delays on westbound Indiana Toll Road impacting a 32-mile stretch of the roadway Wednesday morning. In one crash, a semi traveling southbound on 421 went off the road and down the embankment onto the WB Toll Road where it hit a pick-up truck. A large amount of oil spilled onto the roadway. Clean-up is underway in the area. UPDATE: There's now a 32 miles stretch of the WB Indiana Toll Rd […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 extricated after SUV slams into Dairy Queen in Homewood

    HOMEWOOD, Ill. — Two people are hospitalized after a SUV crashed into a Dairy Queen fast-food restaurant in Homewood. The accident happened just before 4 a.m. Tuesday at the Dairy Queen located at 1700 Ridge Rd. The SUV ended up completely inside the restaurant. Homewood fire officials confirm two people were extricated from the SUV and transported to Advocate Christ in Oak Lawn. The conditions of the victims are unknown at this time. The Dairy Queen is heavily damaged due to […]

  • You’re saying it wrong! The Homewood edition

    WGN’s Sarah Jindra finds out how you really say some of those tricky street names in Homewood, Illinois.

  • Changes to Metra’s BNSF schedule begins Monday

    CHICAGO — Changes to Metra’s busiest train line began Monday. Updates to the BNSF schedule include new arrival and departure times, added or removed stops and renumbered trains. The schedule revisions were made following the implementation of the new federally-mandated safety system called Positive Train Control (PTC), which automatically stops a train if the engineers fail to or exceeds the speed limit. Train crews will have to initialize the system before each run, which is expected to take more time, so […]

  • Crash victim has tearful reunion with rescue workers who saved her life

    CHICAGO — It seems like WGN covers crashes every day on the roads in the Chicago area, often showing them live from Skycam9 while reporters discuss what happened and the crash’s effects on travel times. But you rarely get to meet the people inside those vehicles, or hear the stories of first responders who save their lives. Until now. A drunk driver hit Erin Rollins while going the wrong direction on I-55 in 2014. She’s been recovering from the crash […]

  • Dance group stuck in standstill traffic performs on the Dan Ryan

      CHICAGO — Standstill traffic can make many people want to cry, but one group decided to grab their handkerchiefs and do a dance instead, making the most of their time as they got stuck this weekend. The Braintrust Morris Dancers and a musician from Pullman Morris & Sword were en route to a May Day performance in Pullman when they got stuck in standstill traffic on the Dan Ryan Sunday and decided to do a dance while they waited. […]