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
  • 3rd annual back-to-school celebration at DuPage Airport in West Chicago

    WEST CHICAGO — The new school year is almost here, and kids are getting excited at an annual event at the DuPage Airport in West Chicago. The Third Annual Back to School Celebration was held on Thursday. Students are having the chance to sit inside airplane cockpits, check out first responder and airport vehicles, experience flight simulators, and see vintage aircraft and military planes. WGN’s Skycam 9 and WGN Traffic Reporters Sarah Jindra and Amy Rutledge were also on hand. […]

  • All lanes reopen on NB I-294 after multi-vehicle crash near Oakton

    DES PLAINES, Ill. — All lanes are now open on northbound Interstate 294 after a multi-vehicle crash near Oakton. The accident involving a car carrier vehicle happened around 6 a.m. Tuesday near Oakton. WGN traffic reporter Sarah Jindra said delays linger all the way back to Interstate 290. If possible, seek alternate route to avoid area. No information was provided about any injuries in the crash. NB I-294 at Oakton – 2 lanes of traffic now getting by! HUGE DELAYS […]

  • Flood waters receding after rains leave south suburb underwater

    STEGER, Ill. — Overnight storms left some communities in the south suburbs and northwest Indiana underwater, flooding roadways, homes and businesses. Flood waters began receding Thursday morning in downtown Steger, but in many ways the damage was done. Residents say it’s far worse than previous flooding. STEGER: Flooding this morning near 31st and Chicago Rd. @NancyLoo is live with the details on @WGNMorningNews. — Sarah Jindra (@SarahJindra) June 27, 2019 A sleepless and exhausted Marielle Zagone pumped water out […]

  • All lanes reopened on EB I-94 in NW Indiana after 2 semi crash

    NORTHWEST INDIANA — All lanes have reopened on eastbound I-94 after a semi crash in Northwest Indiana. Some good news for those of you stuck in the backup on I-94 at the 22 mm. ALL LANES OPENED at this time @WGNRadio @nbcchicago @PostTrib @ABC7Chicago @WBBM780Traffic @cbschicago @TrafficWise Please be patient. — Ann Wojas (@ISPLowell) June 14, 2019 The crash involving two semis happened around 4 a.m. Friday near Burns Harbor. All lanes were blocked on EB I-94 for several […]

  • At least 5 injured in 2-vehicle crash on Far South Side

    CHICAGO — At least five people are injured, two seriously, after a two-vehicle crash on the city’s Far South Side. The accident happened around 6 a.m. Thursday at 87th Street and Jeffrey Boulevard in the Calumet Heights neighborhood. One vehicle crashed onto the basketball court at Jesse Owens Park, and another into a grass area. A nearby CTA bus shelter was also damaged in the crash. Five people were transported to area hospitals, two of them reportedly in serious condition. […]

  • Indiana banquet hall destroyed in extra-alarm fire

    CHESTERTON, Ind. — A banquet hall in Indiana was destroyed in an extra-alarm fire Monday. The two-alarm fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. at Allure on the Lake, 526 Indian Boundary Road, in Chesterton. 40 people were evacuated from a nearby hotel while fire-fighters from multiple departments in the area worked to get the blaze under control. Owner Troy  Clark said he is devastated by the loss. “It’s a pretty devastating loss to my family,” he said.  “It’s pretty tough.” […]

  • Hours-long cleanup expected after semis crash on I-294 near Hinsdale Oasis

    HINSDALE, Ill. — Officials are cleaning up a hazmat situation after two semitrucks crashed on Interstate 294 near the Hinsdale Oasis. One of the semis is apparently leaking hydrochloric acid. Two southbound lanes are closed right now and could be several more hours, state police said. The Hinsdale Oasis Southbound Parking lot is also shut down. Right 2 lanes of I-294 Southbound near the Hinsdale Oasis is expected to be closed for the next 4 to 6 hours due to […]

  • Serious crash involving CTA bus sends at least 11 to hospital

    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 […]

  • Fatal crash closes all inbound lanes on Bishop Ford

    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 […]

  • Semi hauling 41,000 pounds of honey spills on EB I-80/94 at Calumet

    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 […]

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