On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, the Iroquois County Sheriff's Office, with the
assistance of the Kankakee County Sheriff's Office, the Illinois State Police, the St. Anne Police Department and the Illinois Conservation Police, arrested Michael L. Chism, age 41, of rural
Pembroke, IL, on charges of Armed Robbery, Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon and Theft following the investigation of a bank robbery at the Iroquois Farmers State Bank in Beaverville, IL, An undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency was taken in the robbery, which occurred at approximately 9:40 a.m. The investigation identified Mr. Chism as a suspect and he was subsequently located at his residence, where he was taken in to custody without incident. Mr. Chism was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains awaiting a court appearance.