01/03/2011 08:42 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Foreclosures Surge In Cook County: 2010 Could Be Worst Ever

Elizabeth Cabral-Arreola vacillates between resignation and nervous chatter about the accumulation of problems -- ill health, bad luck and some regrets -- that has put her on the verge of losing her home.

She's been looking forward to a fresh start -- 2011 -- almost since the start of 2010 when the bank moved in January to foreclose on her family's Southwest Side home and take what is left of her and her husband's middle class existence.

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