• Chris Drew

The Chicago Tribune published an editorial this morning urging Illinois lawmakers to get rid of the ridiculous state eavesdropping law that makes it a felony to audio record anyone—including on-duty police officers—without their consent. It was prompted by an edict Tuesday from the U.S. Court of Appeals that forbids enforcement of the law, pending the outcome of a suit filed by the ACLU.

But the editorial doesn’t mention that the torchbearer for this issue, artist and activist Chris Drew, died Monday, at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, after a battle with lung cancer.