Erin Guthrie | St. Louis Public Radio

Erin Guthrie

Gov. J.B. Pritzker addresses students and community leaders at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville.
Kae Petrin | St. Louis Public Radio

Illinois’ new Gov. J.B. Pritzker has promised to improve the state economy. He took an early step towards that goal Wednesday by signing an executive order that will require the state’s Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to evaluate its labor industries.

The order gives the department 90 days to deliver a report on its findings.

The department will review three parts of the state’s economy.