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SDSS-V is the fifth generation of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey that provides dual-hemisphere, optical and near-IR (H band), time-domain spectroscopy for the Milky Way stars, ISM, the Local Group, and distant quasars. It features three “mappers”, the Milky Way Mapper, the Black Hole Mapper and the Local Volume Mapper, to address a wide range of questions from the emergence of chemical elements of the Milky Way to the flickers/flares and radical transformations of the most luminous persistent sources in the Universe. Illinois is an associated institutional member of SDSS-V and is actively involved in the BHM and LVM components. I will give a brief overview of the project, its current status, and discuss the science on SMBHs and AGNs, along with some associated efforts by UIUC postdocs/students (e.g., DECam imaging).