State Poet Laureate
On November 2020, Angela Jackson was named Poet Laureate of Illinois. Jackson is the state’s fifth poet laureate, following Howard Austin, Carl Sandburg, Gwendolyn Brooks, Kevin Stein, and honorary Poet Laureate John Prine.
City and County Poets Laureate
In 2023, avery r. young was appointed the inaugural poet laureate of Chicago.
In 2022, Gareth Mann was appointed poet laureate for a second term through December 2023.
In 2022, Ja Nelle Davenport-Pleasure was appointed poet laureate of Urbana. Davenport-Pleasure will serve a one year term.