Jim Ruppert, the Springfield State Journal-Register Sports Editor, recently retired from that position. Jim is a member of the IBCA Hall of Fame and been a member of our Boys All-Star Game Committee. The Bradley University graduate is an avid Cubs fan and has written about the Northsiders as well as the Bears, the Fighting Illini, and local basketball and cross country. He has been a fixture at the SJ-R for over 40 years with the last 25 as sports editor. Good luck in retirement, Jim!