Brilliant Venus and bright Jupiter gleam from the western sky this evening as seen from the Chicago area. The pair is about 3/4 degree apart this evening and Venus is nearly 11.5 times brighter than Jupiter. Tomorrow night is the closest of this Great Epoch Conjunction of 2015 when the planets are half the separation they are this evening.
For more about the conjunction, see this summary article.
See this article for more as Venus as an Evening Star.