(EFFINGHAM) The Illinois Department of Transportation will host an “open house” tomorrow evening, June 26, for individuals interested in doing business with the state. The free event will take place from 4:30 to 6:30, at the Thelma Keller Convention Center in Effingham. Staff will be available to discuss how to become certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and to explain the programs and services that IDOT makes available to help minorities, women, and other eligible small businesses. For those who plan to attend, RSVP online at www.bit.lyDBEworkshops.com. Visit IDOT’s website for more details.