When one of Chicago’s Very Own, Sarah Jindra, left her role as WGN’s morning traffic reporter to start her own show, she had one last flyover
If you live in the Chicagoland area and consume morning news, you know the WGN morning news team. They’ve been the top rated morning news program for almost all of the 21st century, and combine local news stories with fun sketches, anecdotes, and enjoyable personalities to create six hours of enjoyable content every day.
One of the reasons for this team’s success can be found in Sarah Jindra, the cheerful traffic reporter who served as one of the anchors for the 4AM to 6AM hours before switching to traffic from 6AM to 9AM.
Whether she was educating her audience about the latest freeway construction project, flying around SkyCam 9 to show the current traffic conditions, or singing Britney Spears spoofs for segments, she spent the last 11 years brightening up the newsroom until a few weeks ago, when she had her last day.
Don’t worry, she’s not going far. She’s hosting her own show on the network. Countdown Chicago will air at 3PM CST, which means she’s likely to sleep in more than she had to when she started her day at 4AM.
But still, her final week with the morning crew was bittersweet.
One of her roles as a traffic reporter involved taking WGN’s traffic helicopter to report on any breaking news or accidents. But she also got to do Friday Flyovers, allowing fans of the program to gather outside with signs or decorations and appear on the morning news.
It’s always a fun segment, but Jindra’s last flyover was likely the best one yet.
On her final day, Jindra decided to revisit the people responsible for one of her favorite flyovers. And who did she chose? Service Sanitation out of Gary, Indiana, who dutifully positioned a set of Porta-Potties in the shape of a heart.
Heartwarming? Yes. Poopable? Absolutely.
“I’m gonna miss the crap out of you guys,” she said with a smile before thanking everyone she’s worked with, and the members of the community who have shown up for hundreds of similar fly-overs over her eleven years at the station.
And of course, she makes sure to thank Service Sanitation for “coming out with their crappers” while making such a kind gesture. She then pointed out that this setup was only temporary since, in Jindra’s own words, “As soon as we leave, they have to take all these poopers out to Lollapalooza.”
Who knows how many festival attendees took care of business in one of these sentimental toilets?
We at Poopable wish Sarah all the luck in the world with her new endeavor (I know I’m going to make sure to watch it whenever I can).
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