LOS ANGELES — “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is celebrating another weekend at No. 1, but non-franchise fare continues to struggle at the box office. Fresh studio-released counterprograming such as the horror movie “Crawl” and the action-comedy “Stuber” barely made a dent in the web-slinger’s e…

Solve the WCIA versus DirecTV/AT&T dispute in fewer than “60 minutes.” It’s so “Elementary,” you don’t need Holmes and Watson. You needn’t suffer the “Bull” from DirecTV. Buy an antenna. In case you’ve forgotten, broadcast TV is free.

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LOS ANGELES — “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is celebrating another weekend at No. 1, but non-franchise fare continues to struggle at the box office. Fresh studio-released counterprograming such as the horror movie “Crawl” and the action-comedy “Stuber” barely made a dent in the web-slinger’s e…

Solve the WCIA versus DirecTV/AT&T dispute in fewer than “60 minutes.” It’s so “Elementary,” you don’t need Holmes and Watson. You needn’t suffer the “Bull” from DirecTV. Buy an antenna. In case you’ve forgotten, broadcast TV is free.

Hollywood Westerns typically focused on lawmen, gunslingers, bounty hunters, outlaws and cavalry officers. But one of the greatest dealt with ordinary cowboys on a cattle drive — Howard Hawks’ 1948 “Red River,” starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift, the next selection in The News-Gazette …

CHAMPAIGN — While representatives of AT&T and Nexstar Broadcasting continue to disagree about the price the cable provider should pay the television station owner to retransmit its signal, DirecTV and U-Verse subscribers in central Illinois are missing out on locally-produced and CBS net…

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, “Who lives here?” Email your guess of a character who resides there to wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, and we’ll give a winner a shout-out on next week’s page. Be sure to…

Three decades ago, Kendall Gill thrilled Illinois fans by playing a key role with the Flyin’ Illini. The fans haven’t forgotten and will show Gill at his annual golf outing on Monday.

Campers at Champaign’s Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club not only enjoyed the stories that were read to them this week — they also got to keep the books.

Village Manager Dick Helton said the board voted 4-2 Wednesday night against issuing a license to the theater, with Dee Shonkwiler and Bill Vavrik the two yes votes. Helton said the concern was that alcohol could negatively impact the family atmosphere.

This week's idea needed to percolate longer than others in the old faves processor. It was suggested nearly a year ago via Twitter in response to my list of favorite animated Disney movies.

If you're still looking to celebrate after the Fourth of July, consider stopping by the Sibley Appreciation Day on July 6, where Skip Griparis will be performing his critically acclaimed 'Heroes of Rock' show.