Brilliant Venus and bright Jupiter shine from the western sky this evening as seen from the Chicago area. Just 22 days before the 2015 Epoch Conjunction, the planetary pair is 14 degrees apart tonight with the star Regulus 12 degrees to the upper left of Jupiter. Venus is 9.5 times brighter than the Jupiter. A week from tonight they appear 9 degrees apart.
For more about the conjunction, see this summary article.
See this article for more as Venus as an Evening Star.